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”

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”

Be Kind to Nurses. Every Day They Keep Doctors From Accidentally Killing You!

This is what a recent picture on Pinterest should have been. Instead it enticed readers to check out a photo of a fireman resuscitating a cat as a tiny kitten watched in awe as skilled hands worked their magic. As far as pictures go, it was good; damn good. I was completely taken hook, lineContinue reading “Be Kind to Nurses. Every Day They Keep Doctors From Accidentally Killing You!”

Create a Legacy: Elect Your Next Nurse Leaders

Our greatest legacy is not how much money we make, but how deeply we contribute to improving the quality of life for others.  Rita Batchley, The Nurses’ Nurse 2012 The above statement is a call to arms for all the warriors of healthcare justice. This will be this author’s last contract as a Chief Nurse Rep contributor, asContinue reading “Create a Legacy: Elect Your Next Nurse Leaders”

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”