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August 21. 2011 15:55
Good post ! that's great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10/12/2015 4:22:00 PM

Stephanie Jewett, RN, MBA
July 11. 2009 02:35
Very good post - well written. Stephanie
10/12/2015 4:21:42 PM

Militza Zikatanova
June 19. 2009 16:59

I agree Lisa, nurses aren't perceived to be as important decision makers as doctors. But, it depends on the context. I'm from Bulgaria, and back home there is a medical office in every kindergarten, elementary school, and high school, with at least three nurses helping the students and teachers. For us, a nurse is perceived as an invaluable part of the school environment, and one of the most important decision makers in the life of a student.

I read another article about the survey you're referring to that talks about this at length:

I found this one through Abbie Citron's Twitter account -- it's definitely a hot topic, and it's good to see so many smart people discussing it. That's the reason you and Abbie are both on our 7 Must-Follow People for Nurses on Twitter article:

Keep up the good work!
10/12/2015 4:21:04 PM

Tom L
June 6. 2009 09:45

Reports will show this or that but the TRUTH is when a patient or family member or for that matter a doctor needs help in an emergency they scream NURSE!! and we come instantly. The only thing I can compare it to is like when someone screams FIRE!! and help comes.


Tom L. RN
10/12/2015 4:20:28 PM