A POST FOR NURSES

Nurses, are the cornerstone of American healthcare. And this is not only my opinion, but look at any long term care facility, hospital or doctor’s office and you will have to agree. Most of the healthcare provided today, is by nurses. So why aren’t they paid more? Why aren’t more hired to help at nursing homes or hospitals? Why do CEO’s make over a million dollars, when the average CNA or LPN takes less than $50,000 home a year?
I will stand on my soap box about this issue, but sadly, it will not do much. Our community (and I mean local, and worldwide) requires better healthcare, and this can be attained by demanding the following:
1. MORE NURSES;
2. BETTER NURSE SALARIES;
3. MORE TRAINING;
I know in nursing homes, it is a daily struggle for a nurse to care for and chart the care of 40 residents…. mistakes are made, documents left incomplete and patients don’t receive the care they need (sometimes)… so why not hire more people, and pay them enough to encourage them to stay. Seems simple to me, but the corporations won’t listen to me. They would listen to the nurses though – so to my nurse friends, anyway to petition corporate for more staff? Raises? Better pay? Your insight would be valued.

Lauren Ellerman
Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.