A Collective, Smart, & Compassionate Voice for Safe Staffing is Growing among Nurses! YES!

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Remember the groundbreaking monologue that Miss Colorado,  Kelley Johnson performed at last September’s Miss America Pageant?  It went viral and lead to a lot of online conversations where nurses were stepping up and sharing stories that highlighted the work and privilege of being a nurse.  The slogan,  “Show Me Your Stethoscope”  (SMYS) gained popularity all over the place.

And now SMYS is taking on an extremely important message and nurses are bringing it to Washington, DC on Thursday, May 12th 2016!

Safe Staffing Saves Lives!

We know that understaffing is a chronic and pervasive problem that impacts everything we do!  Some progressive-minded nurse leaders are taking action!  You can too!

Show the World your Stethoscope at the #NursesTakeDC Safe Staffing Rally in Washington DC! We will be in event area 9, showing our nursing pride, listening to speakers between 11-1:00, and promoting unity among our profession! Bring your coworkers, family, and friends to celebrate nursing and nurses on Florence Nightingale’s birthday! Sponsored by INA, Show Me Your Stethoscope, Nurses for National Nurse to Patient Ratios, and A Voice for Nurses Now, and HireNurses.com

Join the rally and don’t miss these exciting speakers!  

  • images-3Andrew Lopez, RN, Nurse Activist, CEO NurseFriendly
  • Sandra Summers, MSN, MPH, RN Nurse Activist, The Truth About Nursing
  • Kelsey Rowell, BSN, RN, Nurse Author, Your Heart is Mine, SMYS For Change Georgia Chapter
  • Caroline Thomas, BSN, RN, Nurse Author, EmpoweRN
  • Janie Harvey Garner, RN Show Me Your Stethoscope
  • US Representative Jan Schakowsky

For more information please visit http://www.smysofficial.com/advocacy/safe-staffing/

For Rally T-shirts please visit:  https://www.bonfirefunds.com/staffing-ratios-matter

And check out the SMYS FB Page! (You have to ask to join, but don’t let that stop you!)  All sorts of dynamic discussions going on there.

Positive Change is in the air!

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