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Pennsylvania RNs Mobilize For Patients

Hundreds of healthcare workers rallied in Harrisburg, PA, last month. Nurses and others are urging state legislators to protect patient care by passing a ban on mandatory overtime. Recently, Rhode Island RNs succeeded in winning a new law for patients that will prohibit hospitals from requiring RNs to work more than 12 consecutive hours.

Read an op-ed by Kathy Magaro, RNC, MPA
SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania
Check out video of the Pennsylvania rally



Value Care RNs on YouTube

Value Care RNs have been very busy the past few months. Just check out our Flickr gallery, which includes new photos of Rhode Island and Pennsylvania RNs rallying for mandatory overtime legislation in their states and CNA classes gathering with national nurse leaders for their second annual RN conference.

Cathy Glasson, RN in Business Week

The writers at Business Week are attempting to crack the case of the U.S. nursing shortage. They’ve been piecing together the crisis, looking at everything from stagnant wages and lack of training to increasingly difficult working conditions for RNs.

Sen. Clinton Visits Michelle Estrada, RN

This summer, Sen. Hillary Clinton joined Las Vegas nurseMichelle Estrada on her nightly rounds at St. Rose Hospital.

Hundreds of Value Care nurses visited USA Today.com to post a comment on their coverage of the visit. They used the media’s attention on Estrada to educate thepublic on the need for safe staffing standards as a key part ofhealthcare reform.

 Visit the USA Today story and read RN comments on why it’s important we enact safe-staffing nationwide.