I’m fed up with over-regulation, corporate hospital mergers, and shrinking professional autonomy. We’re hemorrhaging good nurses who are tired of risking their individual well-being as a cog in the system, and I have no patience for Band-Aids like staffing mandates.
Most of the legislation in healthcare occurs at the state level. Bills like excessive licensure, specific form-mandates, and other “tweaks” to current law are passed every session. It all adds to the stress of our work, and the hidden costs of healthcare for our patients.
Is there a professional organization in the US that speaks for free enterprise, for the interests of individual nurses, and against the pressures that are making our lives miserable?