If you didn't know, it is going to be on and popping in healthcare. National Nurses United is building steam and who knows, maybe the sleeper will awaken.
I posted several weeks ago on this blog about the reformation of the healthcare and nursing workplace. It may be coming, ready or not, here shortly as the nursing unions are about to "go hard or go home." Don't know what this slang means just google it!
I will have blogging material for years to come and I am excited to see what changes are coming, ready or not for the nursing workplace. A nursing revolution or the evolution of nursing, maybe? Changes are needed in the nursing workplace, ready or not.
This RN union and professional association appears ready, willing, and able to do business and put in "work." The new National Nurses United should not be burdened by the professional association first and "then a union" model and the baggage which comes along with trying to be all things to all nurses all the time.
Here it comes, a nursing version to be played out in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country of one of my favorite teenage video games and movies, Mortal Kombat!!
I keep it real on this blog and whether you support nursing unions or not, I personally have to tip my hat to the new RN Super Union, the National Nurses United for coming together, setting aside differences for the betterment of the profession, and forging ahead to build bridges for RNs in the nursing workplace of the future.
The decision for ANA to terminate its affiliation agreements with the Center for American Nurses and the United American Nurses along with the decision of several state nurses associations (Ohio, New York, and others) to disaffiliate from the United American Nurses and start the National Federation of Nurses is a mess.
I know of several nurses here in my district (Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association) who are questioning the logic of what's going on at the state and national level, the timing, and whether or not its in their best interest to continue membership in these organizations.
Why does the creation of the NFN mark a new day nursing?
ANA affiliated state nursing associations with unions are either members of the UAN or the NFN.
I don't know where this is going, but it provides me with blogging material without a doubt. Just my two cents, but spare me the lecture about a state nursing association knowing "what is best for its members" as frankly this is the problem. I don't like to regress back to Kindergarten, but I have a mother and "you are not my mom." If I want anything maternal or a mother figure, I can call my mother, my maternal or paternal grandmothers, soon to be mother-in-law, or my great grandmother. Even better, I am a mom and I can talk to myself.
I have been active on the national, state, and local levels and it is the individual nurse by paying dues who support these organizations, whether it is a professional nursing association or a nursing union and it is the "individual nurse" that gets lost in the big picture, power struggles, and mothering.