Category: Nurses

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 for…

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 make…

A Letter to Nurses on Labor Day

Dear Nurses, The very first Labor Day was created to honor working people who aspired to the American dream through the labor movement and unions. Today’s nurses work hard not only at the patient’s bedside but in the political arena for safe, affordable inclusive healthcare.  But we can’t do it alone. Guaranteed medical insurance doesn’t guarantee healthcare. Costs and…