A world without nurses is harder to imagine than an asteroid smashing into earth.

Impact of Credit Crisis on Nursing – Topic on #RNchat

On tonight’s RNchat, we’ll discuss the short-term and long-term impacts of the credit crisis of 2008 on nursing:

  • How has the re-entry of nurses into the market (due to lay-offs from non-nursing jobs, or lay-offs of spouses, etc.) affected employment prospects of new graduates?
  • How might the re-entry of nurses impact the long-run?
  • Will we see a drop in nursing school admissions?
Tonight’s chat will proceed as it normally does, but I thought that I’d post a few thoughts here.

Here’s the transcript of tonight’s chat:

For those new to RNchat, please see our about page for details.

Follow #RNchat with Tag Reader at #health2stat

I’m speaking tonight at Health 2.0 Stat in Bethesda, Maryland tonight to discuss the present and future of how nurses are using social media.

I’ll be offering the audience an interesting way to Follow @RNchat by projecting the image below. Attendees with smart phones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry & others) to download Microsoft Tag Reader, launch the app, point to the screen…and voila! – @RNchat’s Twitter account will pop up.

You can do the same right now by visiting http://GetTag.mobi, downloading and launching the app, and then pointing your camera at the image below…and voila! – @RNchat will pop up in your browser. Try it out!



Oh – and the next RNchat is tomorrow, Friday 8/23/2010 at 9pm EST!



Transcript of #RNchat – June 23, 2010

Here’s the transcript for last night’s RNchat moderated by Ellen Richter.The topics were

T1 How can RNs work with hospital admin to ensure compliance with mandated ratios when there are staffing problems, sick calls, etc?
T2 We are aware of safety risks when elderly get confused. What measures can we act on to prevent injury while hospitalized?
You can view the transcript below or over here:

On a separate note, I will be attending Digital Pharma West in San Francisco next week (June 28-30, 2010), where I’ll be talking with people about nurses and emerging media. You can follow updates of the conference on Twitter using the hashtag #DigiPharm.Follow RNchat on Twitter and join the discussion!