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”

What Every Nurse Needs to Learn From Cinderella

You’ve heard the story: Once upon a time there were two cruel stepsisters and the unfair servitude enforced by an evil stepmother who abused Cinderella in her own home. She spent her days slaving over her mean spirited stepsisters. She dreamed of a better life. By the end of the story, Cinderella is a princess. Her nameContinue reading “What Every Nurse Needs to Learn From Cinderella”

Are Nurses getting What They Bargained For?

For almost a year, the VCHCA bargaining team and many of our members have worked hard to be heard by the VC Board of Supervisors, Nursing Management and the Human Resources Department that rule over our nursing practice. Our main issues are:

Five Sure-Fire Ways Nurses Can Avoid Mid-Career Meltdowns

  You’ve heard of all the different ways to prevent nurse burn-out and stagnation. Forget mid-career, I was disillusioned in my second year of bedside nursing on a Med/Surg unit and sorely needed a change of pace when I finally transferred to Labor and Delivery in 1989.   Isn’t the diversity of nursing and allContinue reading “Five Sure-Fire Ways Nurses Can Avoid Mid-Career Meltdowns”

Care for the Caregivers

  When it comes to writing down our own truths we’d rather put a needle in our eye. At least that’s what I’ve seen when nurses spend their day collecting, recording, gathering, or charting data but, can’t be bothered filling out a report that accounts for our own needs.  We’re great at helping others figureContinue reading “Care for the Caregivers”

Nursing: Grateful for Making a Difference

Thanksgiving: Gratitude for what’s been given and the attitude to pay it forward. A time to not only reflect what’s kept us alive but a time to be grateful for what allows us to thrive. Our ability to learn from our mistakes in order to make the world a better place. The settlers had aContinue reading “Nursing: Grateful for Making a Difference”