Nurses’ Nurse \’NƏrsƏs˙’nƏrs\ noun
one who looks after, fosters, or advises nurses
an LVN, RN,BSN, MSN or any healthcare professional who promotes the growth, health and well being of the nursing vocation
an advocate for changing the stereotypical image of nursing from a powerless subservient role to a dynamic innovative position in healthcare delivery
Combining the sensitivity of a nurse with her New York City grit, Rita Batchley, has worked as an RN in a busy Californian labor and delivery unit for over twenty-five years. There, she has helped to deliver babies with a passion to protect birth’s spiritual connection from the assembly line of the healthcare industry. Her greatest desire has been to inspire other nurses to embrace their power as advocates for others by taking better care of themselves.
Born and raised in Queens, New York; this author, is a full-time RN, a teacher, and a writer. As a chief nurse representative and a nurse delegate lobbying for nursing practice, she has learned to advocate for her fellow nurses, as well as for patients, and has earned her mark as “The Nurses’ Nurse.”
As patient advocate, she has served for the California Department of Health Services where she proudly quantified nurse-patient ratios into law for hospitals driven by the bottom line. At home, she is involved as an artist, and yogi. She lives with her husband in Northern California