Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Category: Empowered Nurses

Nurses’ Salaries

Recently, I came across an ever so interesting article in Becker’s ASC Review regarding statistics on why ambulatory surgery centers are concerned. According to a Medscape study, the hourly rate for a full-time registered nurse is $40/hour with part time R.N.’s earning $42.00 per hour.  What caught my eye was that, though they do not get the full-time benefits, part-timers […]

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Litigation Regarding Mandatory Vaccines for Health Care Providers

Not a day goes by when a nurse doesn’t ask me about the vaccine mandates, and they are choosing not to get the shot.  They are afraid for their job and don’t know what to do. The Biden Administration requested the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to require mandatory COVID inoculations in workplaces having more than 100 employees. Employers […]

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You Are Worthy And Deserving

I hear hospitals often say, “We don’t have the budget to pay more for nurses” … “You signed up for this” … “Nursing is in your DNA; this is your calling.”  All these are excuses to avoid paying nurses the money they deserve. Yet, these healthcare facilities will pay handsomely for the services of travel nurses.  Or they will offer […]

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Future Of Nursing: Part 2

  Last week I wrote on the topic of the Future of Nursing about the ANA article with 9 nursing leaders predicting what they saw in the future for the nursing profession.  I added my own thoughts but as I sat with this more, I have some additional thoughts to share. Certainly, coming from a business owner’s perspective, I have […]

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Future Of Nursing

The nursing profession is probably in the most precarious position that it ever has been.  Nurses are leaving in droves due to mandates forcing them to take “the shot.”  Some are leaving because of the incredibly increased workload thrust upon them to make up for the nursing staff shortage.  That shortage is forcing hospitals to offer huge sign-on bonuses to […]

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Crisis Care

It is hard to believe that we live in a first world nation that is one of the wealthiest on the planet yet needs to ration healthcare. It is really scary how patients can go to a hospital and potentially be denied care because of a shortage of resources. Not only that, and even scarier, is that hospitals are being […]

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Beware Of Sign On Bonuses

Be careful of sign on bonuses.  This video discusses the dangers of sign on bonuses and what you should know before signing a sign on bonus agreement.

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Should I Stay? Should I Go?

I really don’t like writing politically charged newsletters however many nurses have reached out to me about this topic, and I am all about serving you, the readers, that I felt that it is important. But first, as a brief report, a single hospital in Lowville, New York, the Lewis County Health System, has closed its maternity unit because several […]

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Nurse Practitioners Pick Up Slack From Physician Shortage

Delaware recently became the 24th state to adopt full practice authority legislation which means that nurse practitioners can practice independently without physician oversight. With the growing physician shortage, nurse practitioners are taking the places of physicians in primary care, particularly in rural areas hit hardest by the physician shortage.  This provides people in these areas with access to care. It […]

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Can Hospitals Control Your Free Time?

Some hospitals will fire a nurse who has a business outside the facility. I believe that the hospital does not own you and a nurse should be allowed to do what they want in their free time without any interference from the facility.  However, if you are a nurse who has a job outside the hospital and are doing something […]

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