Sometime around the spring of 2011 a then Bd staff member Pamela Randolph R.N.(Amongst several other credentials) wrote on the Bds’ webpage the history of the AZBN education. The staff member mentions the Nightingale Model but concludes it could not be researched on the net.
The founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale anonymously wrote ‘Notes on Nursing’ during her tending to veterans of the Crimean war during the 1860s. It was initially anonymously penned as nurse Nightingale didn’t want attention drawn to herself as she was a noble and the wealthy nobles did not work in nursing. This 75 page volume was the initial model for modern nursing. Many of its advice indices are still considered the foundations of nursing. A strong advocate for nurse education through hands on instruction. Much of her work was the foundation for the now outdated ‘diploma’ trained nurse programs which was the mainstay of training until the monopolized invasion of the for profit industry of health care in the early 1990s. From the 1930s through the 1980s the U.S. remained always in the top 10 of quality health care in the industrialized world. Today the U.S. is next to last. An Operating Room trained nurse under the Nightingale Model spent about six weeks in training, and once graduated could step into an operating room and immediately be a well trained part of the surgical team. By 2000 modern day for profit education programs allowed for 1 day observation. You can figure the rest out, which leads you to the cold facts that the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. is the health care system itself. Well documented and has now made it to Hollywood via “The Resident”; promoted by the book, “Unaccountable” by Surgeon Marty Makary of Johns’ Hopkins. Is the AZBN regulatory agency regulating public safety or something else?? A bizillion nurses will tell you the Board, “Knows Nothing”.
So Pamela Randolph your description and AZBN educational history represents a political and financial arrangement between big businesses and government that ultimately causes injury to the general public. The very people you were hired to protect. Nurse Florence Nightingale has rolled over in her grave many times since the for profit carpetbaggers and your kind took over. There are many more solidifying facts to support this but I do not want to confuse you with these facts as we know your mind is already made up for money.
P.S. There are many copies of ‘Notes on Nursing’, you just need to know where to look. We have one and would gladly send you one but are trying to avoid more retaliations.
PSA That Whirr you hear is Flo rolling over in her grave.