Labor Day: Creating a Healthy Work Culture  

When I think of Labor Day I remember the working class heroes who have built our society and have won so many of the rights we enjoy: paid holidays, overtime compensation, child labor laws and the ability to come together as a voice for fairness. Today I read that President Obama passed a measure forContinue reading “Labor Day: Creating a Healthy Work Culture  “

Good Friday

As a nurse I’ve had to follow a higher law. Sometimes I had to do what was right instead of what was easy. There were times that I had to stand up to ridicule and berating from my supervisor because I disagreed with the staffing of our department.  I can’t help but wonder how itContinue reading “Good Friday”

What Nurses Want and Need for Christmas

Whether or not you agree with Sony’s recent reactions to North Korea’s threats, freedom of speech is a human right that many Americans have sacrificed their lives for. Granted, I don’t have to like what other people say about a subject but I have the right to speak my opinion. After all, I don’t makeContinue reading “What Nurses Want and Need for Christmas”

Go Fourth! Celebrate Independence from Tyranny Like a Nurse

Nurses are gaining momentum for a huge revolution in health care delivery. Like our founders sought, freedom from greed and oppression is hard but a worthy cause. At the time of the American Revolution Great Britain was a huge force of power. That didn’t stop the original thirteen American colonies from revolting and eventually winningContinue reading “Go Fourth! Celebrate Independence from Tyranny Like a Nurse”

Why Labor Pains are Necessary

  Why are Labor Pains necessary? That’s what readers of my book will find out. But you don’t have to be a reader to get answers because I will be interviewed on LIVE Radio!   That’s right Rita Batchley RN, The Nurses Nurse, is being interviewed on “RNFM Radio: On the Pulse of Nursing “, the most popularContinue reading “Why Labor Pains are Necessary”

Nursing School 411 an Eye Opener Interview

Here’s a recent article from a web magazine that features your one & only. I hope you enjoy & pass it on. Thanks. Rita Batchley is not your ordinary RN. She is a teacher, author and speaker who happens to believe that nurses hold the key to real healthcare reform. Since graduating from nursing schoolContinue reading “Nursing School 411 an Eye Opener Interview”

Sarcasm: Serving Up a Good Fight—How to Get Wealthy With a Cutting Edge

After a large meal at a local diner the waitress approached with a take-home container. “Do you wanna box for that?” she asked while smacking her chewing gum. “No,” I answered. “I don’t want to fight for it. If you want it that badly you can have it!” At the time, I just couldn’t resistContinue reading “Sarcasm: Serving Up a Good Fight—How to Get Wealthy With a Cutting Edge”

What the Super Bowl Teaches Nurses About Winning Big

  By the time you’re reading this all the hoopla is over and the Sea Hawks are home with a Super Bowl ring and an extra $90,000 per player. As a Peyton Manning fan, I rooted for the Broncos; but it goes to show that even one of the greatest quarterbacks of this decade can’tContinue reading “What the Super Bowl Teaches Nurses About Winning Big”

How the Spirit of MLK Guides Nursing Practice

 I don’t know about you but I cry every time I hear or read Martin Luther King Jr’s, I have a Dream Speech. His words in 1963 still resonate with passion of a world of equality and connectedness where every nurse goes whenever they enter their workplace to care for the sick and needy. TheContinue reading “How the Spirit of MLK Guides Nursing Practice”