Rally for Nurse to Patient Ratios...
The Texas Board of Nursing continues to use tactics which arguably violate and abuse the due process protections guaranteed Texas nurses under the Federal and Texas State Constitutions. The Board’s tactics can put your employment and reputation in jeopardy without any opportunity to defend yourself....
In part 1 of Climbing out of the Bully Pit, I discussed the bulling behaviours of nurses and their effects on the individual through the lens of my own experiences.
In part 2, I offer some suggestions on what I consider important strategies to help you climb out of the pit.
How do we get nurses actively involved? Waiting until something devastating happens to your license, you get a notice of potential board actions, or you get fired from your job for retaliatory reasons is not the time to wake up and realize that many situations could have been avoided if you knew what to do to prevent these things from happening in the first place. Nurses owe it to themselves to get involved. Assuming that you are the safe practioner, no one would ever do something like that do you, or that you are somehow safe from it all is insane. 9 times out 10, nurses who are facing board actions would tell you that they thought the same thing. Just read the story posted by RoseMary. This should be a wake up call for nurses everywhere. Help NAA fight back, get involved now!
I have written about the impact of bullying behaviours on our profession before.
And I have asked the question: is it really as bad as this?