President-elect Obama has asked the nation to contribute ideas about the change we need to see come to fruition. You can add your ideas to the website.
If you need some ideas here are a few:
Teri Mills MS, ANP,CNE, RN would love for as many nurses as possible to visit The National Nurse site to learn more about this proposed program and then to send a personal vision note to the Obama site. This could certainly help nursing move forward.
If your facility has a particularly bad or good set of working conditions for nurses and the nursing profession, please be sure to send along your ideas and help to promote a new vision for nursing.
Do you have an idea about how to improve the nursing education process? How can we manage to educate more new nurses and turn away fewer qualified applicants each year? Contribute your vision and ideas.
Health care is a primary issue for this next administration and nurses are the backbone of the health care industry. The nursing shortage will continue to affect the quality of health care and the health care delivery process. It is vital for ALL nurses to get involved and have a voice in the future of this essential profession.