President-elect Obama has asked the nation to contribute ideas about the change we need to see come to fruition. You can add your ideas to the website. If you need some ideas here are a few: Teri Mills MS, ANP,CNE, RN would love for as many nurses as possible to visit The National Nurse site to learn more about this proposed program and then to send a personal vision note to the Obama site. This could certainly help nursing move forward. If your facility has a particularly bad or good set of working conditions for nurses and the nursing profession, please be sure to send along your ideas and help…
A Clear and Decisive Election
After eight long years and three presidential elections, we have finally managed to elect a President without hanging chads, and election tampering issues abounding from every corner!! We don’t have to wait for a recount and the results were clear with a wide margin. There were still issues at many polling places, but thankfully, far and above, the issues revolved more around record turnout and long lines than with irregularities. No matter who your candidate was, the election was for a change fair and clearly evident. This was best accomplished by the huge turnout of voters who wanted to be sure their voice was heard. Americans voted and their voices…
VOTE VOTE VOTE!
I for one am ready for this election to be over! It has been the longest campaign, and of course has turned into one of the dirtiest ever! But then there is an awful lot at stake this time. The economy has never been as bad as it is now, and health care in this country has never been at such a low. As nurses we are part of one of the largest industries in this nation and we have a HUGE voice. There are almost 3 million of of us and we can influence this election and the way this country addresses health care and the nursing shortage. We…
California Nurses Ask What You Could Do With $150,000
The California Nurses Association is asking what you could do with the $150,000 the Republican National Committee recently spent on Gov. Sarah Palin’s wardrobe and makeup. “Spending $150,000 for a one month wardrobe while painting yourself as a ‘hockey mom’ or the voice of ‘Joe Six Pack’ is an insult,” said CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro. The CNA/NNOC points out that the $22,800 the RNC spent on Palin’s makeup would pay for 224 mammograms, or 651 flu shots or would provide nearly 14 years worth of Lipitor for one person to lower his/her cholesterol. To illustrate their point, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC)has set up a…
Vote in the Poll
I just added a poll in the sidebar. You can only vote once, but give us your opinion who should become the next US President and VP. It’s totally unscientific, just for fun, and anyone is allowed to voice their opinion whether they are a U.S. citizen or not. If you are a U.S. citizen, please remember to register and vote on Nov. 4!! Thanks for participating. Be an INFORMED voter! Information on the Health Care Plans for each candidate is available here.