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MNA 107th Annual Convention:  See.  Learn.  Prepare.  Act.

The annual convention of the Minnesota Nurses Association fortified members’ stance on nursing issues and demonstrated their resolve to act collectively on those issues.

“We are MNA,” said President Linda Hamilton, RN, BSN during her opening speech.  “We are 20,000 voices.  We are 20,000 votes.  We are nurses standing together across this country as National Nurses United. We are 185,000 voices. We are 185,000 votes.  Our voices and votes ring loud and true to defend the values we hold dear against the injustice of the corporate machine and corrupted political process.”

200 delegates dug into a packed agenda that mixed organizational business, education, celebration, fun and action during the  one pre-convention and three official days of the event, held from Oct.
… Read more about: MN Nurses 107th Annual Convention Summary  »


Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.8%   The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September, down from 8.1 percent in July. That’s now the lowest level since January 2009. And, for once, the rate dropped because Americans are actually finding work—and not just dropping out of the labor force.

NNU Co-President Jean Ross Interviewed Regarding the Robin Hood Tax  What was once a movement—is now legislation—thanks to Minnesota Representative –Keith Ellison.  On NurseTalk Radio, RN Jean Ross explains why this is so important.


Menengitis Outbreak Spotlights Risk of Custom-made Drugs     All these disasters involved medicines that had been custom-mixed at what are  called “compounding pharmacies” — laboratories that supply hospitals, clinics  and doctors to a much wider degree in the U.S.
… Read more about: MNA Daily NewsScan, October 5, 2012: Health care leads jobs growth; Menengitis outbreak  »


Join nurses across the country at 2:00 p.m. TODAY (Oct. 2) as we  advocate for The Robin Hood Tax at the office of Rep. John Kline (Burnsville)

Home-Based Stroke Therapy Improves Outcomes, Eliminates Wait Times, Saves Money, Study Suggests   Home delivery of stroke rehabilitation improves care, eliminates waiting lists for treatment and saves hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in hospital costs, according to a quality improvement project presented October 1 at the Canadian Stroke Congress.

More Nursing Care Staff are Needed in Order to Curb Bacteria-related Deaths   What I saw in the nursing facilities makes me not want to be a patient there in the future.
… Read more about: MNA Daily NewsScan, October 2, 2012: RN on the 47%- “my patients just need help;” join the Robin Hood action today  »