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Organizing Rush Continues as 500 St. Chris RNs Join PASNAP

An 86% majority of RNs at St. Christopher’s voted to join PASNAP. “It’s not just about nurses. This is about the safety of kids,” said Maureen Nolen, RN. “I love my job and I love the kids and their families. I want to continue working at St. Chris for a long time. Joining PASNAP lets us have a voice so we can make it a better place for everyone.”

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Hahnemann Nurses Join PASNAP With Overwhelming Majority

“We wanted to get back to the foundations of nursing,” said Mike Winn, an RN in the Emergency Department. “It should be about patients, not profits or shareholders. We were tired of having management’s decisions limit our ability to give the best care.” An 82% majority of nurses voted in favor of unionization.

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Welcome to PASNAP’s Newest Members!

By Patricia Eakin, PASNAP President, RN, BSN, CEN

The addition of nurses from three hospitals in just a few weeks represents a very large growth spurt. So what’s going on? Why are we growing when overall union membership in the country is declining and unions are so often unfairly disparaged in the press?

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Victoria, Australia to guarantee minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios

“Nurse patient ratios are really important for patient safety,” Ms Hennessy said. “Nurse patient ratios are important because the greater the care and focus nurses are able to give to our patients, we know the better clinical outcomes that they have.”

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Crozer-Keystone, nurses agree to new four-year contract

Nurses at Crozer-Chester Medical Center voted 287-39 to ratify a contract Monday that raises salaries, modifies the pay scale, freezes the traditional pension plan and adds new nursing positions to critical care. The four-year contract comes after 14 months of bargaining between negotiators for the Crozer-Keystone Health System and the union representing 550 nurses at the Upland facility.

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We Need More Nurses

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NPR: Hospitals Don’t Protect Nurses From Injuries

There are more than 35,000 back and other injuries among nursing employees every year, severe enough that they have to miss work.

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Safe Staffing and Workplace Violence: How Direct Care Nurses Can Join Together and Protect Our Patients and Ourselves

Safe Staffing saves lives, but all over the state we see hospitals trying to lower costs by cutting staff and stretching RNs too thin.

At the same time, Workplace Violence in healthcare settings continues to increase. We have been physically harmed and verbally threatened. Even fatal assaults, like the recent shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald, are on the rise.

How can direct care nurses join together to protect ourselves and our patients? Find out on October 9, 2014

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Massachusetts Nurses union steps up advocacy for two ballot questions

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is ramping up its efforts to build support for two ballot questions that would change the way hospitals operate.

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Hundreds of Crozer nurses rally for staffing changes

“This is our community. We want to ensure our safety. We want to ensure that we give the best care possible. When you’re in the hospital, you’re at your worst moment.”

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