How do I engage in activism regarding the nursing industry? Signing petitions to let your congresspeople know what’s important to your vote is a huge start. It takes unity to increase awareness of pressing issues and vote for those who support your view. This page has various petitions to sign that will be sent to your Representatives and Senators. Become Heard, and sign the petitions that matter to you! If there is something you would like to see on this page, please email us: email@example.com.
Nurse Nirvana is working to provide a campaign to help nurses come together to enact change through social media and a national hashtag of #WeAreAllPatients to bring public awareness and demand Congress pass safe nursing laws. Together we can help eradicate the top 3 issues affecting nursing today of National Nurse to Patient Ratios, Mandatory Overtime Regulation, & Dangerous Work Conditions.
It’s up to us as nurses to decide when enough is enough, yet our decisions can affect other people’s lives. This should not be a hospital administrative decision and only mandated in emergency scenarios that are clearly defined. Nurses are being taken advantage of for hospital profits and forced to work over their capacity of safe patient care.
For too long nurses and administrators have said: “It’s just part of the job”. Some local agencies will do little to file reports and prosecute offenders who perpetrate workplace violence. It is up to us as nurses to disseminate what is “part of the job” and what isn’t and Congress to pass laws that protect nurses in the workplace with harder sentences and zero tolerance laws.