In April 2010 the union led a month-long strike at Temple University Hospital defeating many hospital demands, including one banning nurses from making public critiques of management policies related to patient care. None of us became nurses thinking we would need to also become a political force.Â But when most of the Pennsylvania legislature fails to listen to or act on our advocacy for our patients, profession, and communities through a pandemic, then advocating for our patients means getting different legislators. We have grown ever since, with other nurses and health professionals around Pennsylvania recognizing and respecting our focus on the rights and needs of bedside caregivers. This website is an independent research project of mine. The union led a 23-day nurses' strike in the winter of 2003, one of Pennsylvania's longest health care walkouts. Hospital nurses in Philadelphia are ready to go on strike amid a surge of coronavirus cases across the country, according to the union. Though we didnât train to be advocates in politics, we know that patient advocacy means speaking up everywhere decisions about healthcare and nursing are being made. Nurses protest outside St Mary medical center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, on 17 November. Licenses Practical Nurses (LPN, aka licensed vocational nurses, LVN) are not included at this time, but there is the potential to expand the project in the future. We surveyed 1,000 nurses who work in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care and more — from Scranton to Erie to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia — and the results show a clear crisis in patient care with nurses spending less time at the bedside, chronic understaffing, and high turnover. For 23 years they operated without a headquarters, but in 1926 the organization established their first headquarters on Front Street in Harrisburg, PA. Our patients, profession, and communities deserve nothing less. Weâre trusted by public policy decision-makers and the wider medical community because we represent the values of our members with passion and integrity in the public square. Itâs been a long year. We must elect politicians who share our Nurse Values and plan to act on our issues, and we need those who donât or wonât to make room for those who will. In addition, we use our collective strength to advocate for things like safe staffing, universal access to healthcare, and prevention of harassment and violence against healthcare workers. The walkout that began at 7 a.m. Tuesday involves the 700-plus registered nurses at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne and their allies in the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses â¦ Nearly 800 nurses, members of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals union, began a two-day strike Nov. 17 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, over inadequate staffing levels, patient safety and low wages. We know that what happens on November 3rd will have a tremendous impact on matters we care deeply about, things like safe staffing in our facilities, adequate PPE, contact tracing, widespread rapid testing, paid sick days, and a voice for nurses in the deicision about our patients and profession. PSNA matters to Pennsylvaniaâs leaders. PA nurses work in cities and small towns, at large hospitals, in nursing homes and moreâtied together by their commitment to â¦ We left other unions and organizations to create the union that we wanted . The new headquarters attracted new members and the organization grew. Put our numbers, our moral power, and our passion for advocating for our patients, our profession, and our communities together.Â Now think about what we can do in an election where we know who failed us in our greatest hour of need, and theyâre asking for our vote. About Us. Nearly 800 nurses at a suburban Philadelphia hospital walked off the job in protest as coronavirus cases continue to soar throughout Pennsylvania, video â¦ Our members matter to us. prevention of harassment and violence against healthcare workers. You can visit this page to learn more about joining PASNAP. 1 in 40 registered voters in Pennsylvania is a nurse, and the public has rated nurses as the most trusted profession for 18 years straight.
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