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Discussion: What Do Nurses Need?

RN caps picture 1f45d258d81a86acd7b3067d0602e74aWhat do nurses need?

I can think of a few things, of course. I’m a nurse myself, and I’ve been in the trenches too long NOT to have some ideas. A wish list. Dreams!

I want a hospital that makes sense and superpowers, not just the usual nursey kinds but flying and other comic book stuff – but that doesn’t matter now. Forget all that. This blog, and this post are about you reader folks out there. For today, the nurses out there. I’ll get to the rest of you soon – I promise!

Nurses: what bugs you? What gives you the worst pains at work? What tempts you to murder, retirement or both? What do you want FIXED? What do you want BETTER? What holds you back, wears you out, grinds your gears, gives you grey hair?

FYI, and jokes aside, I do process (how can a psych nurse NOT?), but at heart I’m a problem-solver, a coach and inventor. I ask “why,” every day, and “because” doesn’t cut it. Making it better is my thing: build people up, teach them, find a better way, that sort of thing. More of a life hacker than a “get used to it” guy. That’s me.

So what do you want, nurses? Come one, tell me! I want to know!!!

About Big Red Carpet Nurse (1750 Articles)
Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

3 Comments on Discussion: What Do Nurses Need?

  1. I want respect, from the doctors and from management. I don’t want to get berated and belittled for every mistake ( usually for paging the MD). And I want more time with the patients.

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  2. Nurse Advocacy Association is the national vehicle to unite, communicate, plan and gather momentum to make changes now. These issues are exactly why Nursing has challenges as a profession – just as these issues can be a catalyst to create change for the better.


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