Nurses at the front lines of an economics debate? You bet your health!

Linda Hamilton, RN, Bernadine Engeldorf, RN & Jean Ross, RN, Saint Paul Union Advocate, October 2011 From Madison to Wall Street, from Saint Paul to Washington DC, people are seeing nurses dressed in red scrubs, holding not a stethoscope but a megaphone. We are carrying signs. We are marching en masse. And we are raising our voices. This may seem unusual behavior for our profession, but in truth, our history is deeply rooted in social advocacy, as well as the bedside advocacy you’ve come to trust. We’re doing more because we must. We are facing a crisis in our profession and in the realm in which it serves. Anger is building. ... Nurses