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By February 9, 2016Uncategorized

Nursing Organizations Collaborate for Safe Staffing

Nurses for National Patient Ratios, A Voice for Nurses Now, and Show Me Your Stethoscope have partnered in an effort to mobilize nurses and students across the country to attend the Rally for National Nurse-to-Patient Ratios in Washington DC on May 12, 2016.  This collaboration will exemplify the goals of these groups by uniting all Nursing groups for one day in one place, for one cause.  The cause is patient safety, which is the embodiment of all that is Nursing.

All Nursing organizations are strongly encouraged to take part in this extraordinary and remarkable event.  We must show the world the truth, that nurses are united based on their profession and the trust the public has placed in us, not the individual nursing organizations we belong to.

Because our similar objectives and concerns place us in the neutral center of the nursing community, we invite you to take part in our event, make a statement for nurses in our Nation’s Capital, and bring your expertise, education, and enthusiasm along. #Nurses4Change2016 #NursesTakeDC

The link to the Rally Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1528010070852117/

About A Voice For Nurses Now:

Founded by two nurses in Fall of 2015 after Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson spoke for nurses all over the world that nursing is a talent requiring skills, intelligence, empathy, poise, and a STETHOSCOPE. Like Miss Colorado, AVFNN wants to give the nurses that don’t have that voice, that voice and a place to be heard regarding safe working environments and patient safety. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/A-Voice-for-Nurses-Now-1674270332795098/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

About Show Me Your Stethoscope:

SMYS is a Nursing Empowerment organization with nearly 700,000 members, designed to be a platform from which nurses can advocate for themselves.  This group was formed when Janie Garner, RN from Missouri asked nurses from far and wide on social media to show her their stethoscopes. While SMYS began because of nurses rallying around one of their own, it has greatly evolved.  SMYS is a unique, supportive environment for health care providers that provides a strong, united voice for health care providers on issues such as patient advocacy and policy change; Supports their personal and professional needs; And creates philanthropic opportunities for members. For more information, please visit www.SMYSOfficial.com

About Nurses for National Patient Ratios:

Nurses for National Patient Ratios is a grassroots movement that is focused on improving patient safety by advocating for having a national standard for nurse to patient ratios. The group is founded by Kristine Fry. A registered nurse who has worked in states who staff based on staffing plan, and in California where set nurse to patient ratios is a legislative mandate. She has experienced firsthand the difference in nursing care that occurs when nurses are only given a safe nurse to patient ratio. Set ratios are clear, concise, and specify the maximum number of patients that a nurse can care for safely. We want revolution, we want to be the change agent; we want the resources to be the nurses we strive to be. For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/929997953713716/

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Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Ramona Gonzalez says:

    All I can say is I am so proud to be a nurse now more than ever!! Standing together we CAN and WILL make a difference for our profession and for our patients!!! This change is way past due and TODAY we are standing together to make the changes that are necessary for patient safety!!!!

  • Trish says:

    At a time when many facilities are stretching nurse to patient ratios, prioritizing profits over patient safety, this rally is needed to provide nurses with a platform from which to express our concerns. National legislation for patient safety is long overdue, and as I felt a calling 9 years ago to become a nurse, I feel a calling now to join my fellow nurses in DC on May 12 for this event.

  • Suzan Shinazy says:

    Nurses standing up for safe patient care! Awesome. The public needs to get behind this effort; safe staffing saves lives!

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