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National Nurse Magazine November 2012

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November 2012 National NURSE T H E V O I C E O F N AT I O N A L N U R S E S U N I T E D for SPECIAL FOCUS: RATIOS! Get the history on California ratios, what's happening across the nation and world, who's attacking the ratios and how, what the latest studies say, and more! PLUS don't miss out on five CE credits for completing the ratios home study. 101 Reasons RN Unity If there was ever a critical moment for building a powerful, effective movement of all registered nurses to protect the interests of patients and nurses, that time has surely come. Here are 101 reasons for RN unity. All reflect the way in which nurses, their patients, practice, families, and communities are under attack. 1. Budget-driven short staffing regardless of patient need 2. Erosion of RNs��� ability to practice in the exclusive interest of patients rather than maximizing profits 3. Misleading ���patient satisfaction��� goals that substitute budget-driven scripting and rounding for actual care (continued on page 8)

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