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”

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”

If You Don’t Participate Now You May Hate Yourself Later

For a Limited Time Only, you will have the opportunity to get the deal of a lifetime – How often have you heard that line? You’ve seen it a million times. Yet, it’s surprisingly true because the time has never been so full of change for public sector nurses. As the expiration date of theContinue reading “If You Don’t Participate Now You May Hate Yourself Later”

2013: The Year of Nurses Rising, Girl-Power to the Tenth Degree

  As anyone who saw this year’s Rose Parade can attest, 2013 is the year of women, especially nurses rising. Sally Bixby, the first RN to be the President of the Rose Parade, encouraged America to see the world through the eyes of a nurse. Women were well represented on the floats and among theContinue reading “2013: The Year of Nurses Rising, Girl-Power to the Tenth Degree”

<*%#@ Are You Ready to Be Sworn In?

Did you ever make a promise you couldn’t keep? Maybe you’ve undertaken a project that was too big to accomplish? Well, all other oaths pale in comparison to the one you took when you became an RN and swore to serve the public trust. Here’s a promise for the modern day nurse: I Pledge AllegianceContinue reading “<*%#@ Are You Ready to Be Sworn In?”

After Five Years of No Pay Raises, VCHCA Gears up to Squelch Nurses’ Bargaining Power

In a recent article, officials of the Ventura County Healthcare Agency stated point blank that across the board pay raises will be out of the question for all County employees, while merit increases will remain in place. In their last contract, Nurses and Psych-techs took pay cuts that went beyond a shared sacrifice. Meanwhile, otherContinue reading “After Five Years of No Pay Raises, VCHCA Gears up to Squelch Nurses’ Bargaining Power”