Ok, I know I am a high pressure kind of admin. It is almost like I want to get everything done immediately. This is not far off, I am afraid. I feel like I have been waiting my entire life to do good. When you go from being a poor old nurse to a nurse with 700,000 friends, you start dreaming big.
My dreams are ridiculous at this point, and they all involve YOU. We are going to provide scholarships, adopt families, unite nursing, save the world, cure cancer, go on a medical mission, and colonize Venus. By tax time.
Ok…..maybe a little slower.
Today I got about 10 messages about the Amazon links being thrown around. At least 4 of them used one word. ‘monetization’ . I get that you guys only have to show up here and chat, but a large portion of our members actually want to do good for others. A larger portion want to make their mark on nursing. A small but passionate group will do anything they can to further nursing as a profession, and increase the respect and autonomy we deserve.
Guess what group I belong to?
I want to help people go to nursing school, become certified as a CNA, and maybe complete their RN-BSN. You guys have made it pretty clear that you don’t want to buy shirts or other junk, and you have no desire to pay a buck each for a lifetime membership to a members only website. I was shocked, but I respect your decision. We made more money for nebulizers for kids in Bangladesh in an hour than we made on the SMYS go fund me in 2 months. <I find that acceptable, of course>
We have had a hard time gaining support from large businesses. Littmann dangled a carrot and then stopped returning our calls.
So the Amazon program. There will be a bunch of Amazon links in the next month at least, because it is a huge shopping time. There is an opportunity for us to do things that will further our mission. You already shop on Amazon, so no harm no foul. Scroll if it is bothersome. Everytime a bell rings at Amazon, we get a few pennies toward our fund. In aggregate, this will help. I need to help people, because it is good for my soul…..and maybe this one little thing is all about me.
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