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Accolades for the National Nurses United, and Director RoseAnn DeMoro

Accolades for the National Nurses United, and Director RoseAnn DeMoro

Thank you Nurse Talk listeners so much for making your voices heard and voting!

As many of you know, each year, Modern Healthcare conducts a poll requesting votes for the most powerful leaders in our healthcare economy. On behalf of the NNU, I’m honored to have made the list for the 12th consecutive year. The reason that I am even in the running is because I represent the most powerful (unsung) players in healthcare and you had the power of the vote to make this happen.

Others who made the list are the high rollers in the healthcare industry who would like to deny the role of the registered nurse as essential.

But the vote, which is about the power of RNs and NNU, seems very out of place there.  It is because you are the only group about the patients.  I would say the overwhelming majority of this list is either Wall Street-controlled, about maximizing profit or positioning to run for office. Nurses are none of these.

The power of you and your profession, when realized is enormous.  And that goes for the staff who work with you.  So yes, the award names me and gives me a soap box to talk about nurses and the corruption in the healthcare industry but more importantly it should signal to you that when motivated, you are unstoppable!

We have to pull it all together and we have to help other people pull it together before it is too late.  Nurses salaries are being targeted, I am always being targeted, but these targets will come with much greater force.  We have a moment in history.  We have to maximize it and protect the health of this country and the role of the RNs.

DemoroHere’s my podcast interview with Modern Healthcare, and here’s a link to our press release.

Thanks again for making a statement by taking the time to vote on this. 

RoseAnn Demoro
NNU Executive Director

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Casey and Shayne check in with RN and playwright RN Alison Whitaker. Some of you may remember Alison was on the show last year introducing her one-woman play called, Vital Signs. It’s a great show at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco. If you missed Alison Whitaker’s Vital Signs in June…it’s been extended! Don’t miss it again get your tickets at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco.

There’s much more packed inside this show. Read on…

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NNU Asks How the Economic Crisis Is Affecting You

Last spring, NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro asked RNs across the nation to share stories about how the economic crisis was affecting their patients and their families. Since then, we have seen the healthcare crisis continue to deepen for millions of American patients and families, as described in RoseAnn’s commentary below. The many heartfelt responsibilities…

As Court Showdown Nears, Our Healthcare System Still a Mess

With the approaching Supreme Court showdown on the President Obama’s 2010 health care law (the Affordable Care Act, modeled, of course, on Mitt Romney’s law in Massachusetts), the U.S. healthcare system remains a dysfunctional mess, as nurses bear witness to every day. In late March, the Court will devote six hours over three days to…

FTT: RX for a Sick Economy

Republished from National Nurses United’s Blog By Rose Ann DeMoro November 10, 2011 Amidst the scourge of inequality sweeping the world, marked by continued profits, pay-outs and record levels of cash hoarding — the spoils of the 1% — one group has come forward with a remedy, refusing to stand down. Nurses from four continents gathered…

Marsha Podd, The Baby Whisperer and Rose Ann DeMoro | August 27-28, 2011 | Show 420

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We visit with RN Marsha Podd, aka the Baby Whisperer, who has written a book called Secrets of a Baby Nurse. The book is getting rave reviews and if you know of anyone that is expecting a child, already has a baby or toddler or is remotely related to a baby, they should read this…