Nurse activists demanding accountability at the border

The Radical Nurses blog was included in the article titled, "This must end now: Nurses Mobilize to protest conditions at the border," by The piece outlines how nursing organizations and individual nurses have forcefully condemned family separations, overcrowding, and mistreatment at the border. The article identifies National Nurses United and the Public Health Nursing Section... Continue Reading →

Call to Action: We Must Stop Racism

It was my patient’s mother who first told me the news. A Black man with mental health issues was being paraded through the center of Galveston Texas on a rope between two horses - the image echoed historical photos from slave history of the United States... Except it happened in August 2019. My first reaction... Continue Reading →

liberating minds, liberating healthcare

The title comes from a paraphrase of Angela Davis - We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society - and captures some of the big, incredible, activist energy that characterized our time together for the Activism and the Art of Nursing think tank. I still need more time to process, digest, and... Continue Reading →

Using Our Collective Power for Good.

It is uncontroversial to me (and to us here at Radical Nurses) that kids get their basic needs met. This includes food, hygiene, a safe place to sleep, and THEIR PARENTS. Children - in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - are being interned in camps, sleeping on concrete floors, denied access to their parents, caring... Continue Reading →

You Must Read This: NYT article

If you've followed us for a while, you know we've been experimenting for a while with different types of content and how best to connect with other Radical Nurses. Today, I wanted to take a moment to share an OpEd from the New York Times that interrogates the exploitation of professionals like physicians and nurses... Continue Reading →

Radical Nurses Interview: Violence Against Nurses The Radical Nurses participated in a live panel discussion on workplace violence against nurses hosted by NP Student Magazine creator, Dr. Patricia Little. We had a lively discussion about the rates of violence against nurses, myth-busting, and how nurses can work together to advocate for increased protections. We know that violence against nurses is... Continue Reading →

Shining the Light on Violence Against Nurses

Baton Rouge nurse, Lynne Truxillo, died last week after an altercation with a patient. Her death is being investigated as a homicide. Moments like these often inspire nurses to share their stories of violence--the strangulation, sexual assault, or threats made against their life--and the corresponding fallout. Such as being told by supervisors that it would... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to Senator Maureen Walsh

Important and factual rebuttal to Senator Walsh.

Code Crispy Blog

twatwaffleDear Senator Walsh,

I am a Nurse.  This morning I was greeted by a  headline that read,

“Senator states that nurses ‘probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day’ in amending rest breaks bill”

Stunned by the headline, I read- and then re-read -the article.  I was dumbfounded that a legislator would make such an ignorant statement and thought that perhaps your words were taken out of context .  I took the time to locate and watch the video of your speech, given in front of the Washington State Senate.  I wanted to be sure that I understand fully what, exactly, you were trying to communicate.  You see, because I’m an responsible adult and a professional,  I believe that I need to have all of the facts before I weigh in on a subject.  As a nurse, I’m guided by the principle of do no harm.  Your words…

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