If there is a single factor promoting nurses to advance on their education and get degrees after their names it would be for better pay with less work. The intensity of the workload in the clinical area has increased greatly in the past 25 years secondary to not only the increased acuity of the patients but the load of patients each nurse is assigned. The for profit industry has fought nurse patient ratio laws to keep profits up by reducing the availability of nurses. This view is not in dispute through out the real world of nursing. Many nurses who’ve moved on up to management and regulatory positions have avoided the horrors of code browns with the accompanying endless regulations created by those not tuned into code browns. I use this fecal festival event as not only first hand knowledge of this horror but the answers to interview questions that caused the nurse to further their education. So as odd as it may sound many nurses moved away from staffing positions and into management because their discomfort with cleaning and attending to patients. The very reasons they used to claim why they went into nursing. It would be a redundant topic for this page if there weren’t huge complaints about the present day nursing care that is commonly complained about by patients. Patients who’ve laid in feces for two days, even after the fecal festival was identified. Patients who never saw a wash rag or a basin of water through an entire admission. The list is lengthy of complaints that one would not have seen 25 years ago. Can an excessive amount of filthy patient complaints be placed in the lap of the AZBN?? The leaders got to be leaders because they mainly didn’t like patient care, it stands to reason when at a meeting you never hear a complaint of an extended fecal festival left unattended as our leaders aren’t concerned with nurse staff ratios and over working. Real nursing involves properly managering fecal festivals. And why is this never a topic, ever. Never addressing the increased infection rate? They’re controlled from the 40 billion dollar year for profit industry that wants that figure to remain as profitable as possible. Addressing the filth and increased infection rate costs money.
The above opinions are based upon interviews with patients that were former nurses whom are known to make the worst pstients. Also the best assessors.
Peary Brown retired R.N.