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Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: The Healthcare crisis in the US with the costs way out of control.

Larry Snyder, BA, RN, DBA, RN.ORG, SA, Nursing Continuing Education Providers:"Larry Snyder, RN is the Founder and President of RN.ORG®, SA. As a licensed healthcare professional with over 15 years of experience in nursing as well as a computer authority with in-excess of 20 years of experience, he is knowledgeable with the integration of healthcare and computers and sees a strong need for licensed professionals to maintain their license in an easy, convenient, comfortable no stress environment. Larry has worked in various aspects of nursing in many states in both large and small hospitals and has the experience and background to make healthcare and nursing education friendly. Larry also functioned as a consulant at large corporations in various aspects of IT management including CBS Sports,,, Universal Studios, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Flexsys and Monsanto. Larry also has served as an expert witness on several high profile cases throughout the United States sharing his valuable input as an experienced Emergency Room nurse."
Latin America Office (Corporate Offices)
Larry Snyder - RN.ORG®, SA
CR 15A # 10A-03
El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
Hospital Sales (English) USA: 1-954-369-4556
Hospital Sales (Español - E.E.U.U): 1-860-786-1866
E-mail Address:
Blogs, Social Media (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, etc):
Phone number: 954-369-4556

Categories: Emergency Department Nursing, Nursing Continuing Education, Nursing Education">Nursing Educators,">Nursing/Healthcare Informatics


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Burn out, low-self esteem, nurses do not realize how powerful they are View previous responses:

Annette Tersigni RN, Yoga Nursing®:"I am the founder of Yoga Nurse Medical Yoga and Stress Management and am the creator of the enlightening new field of Yoga Nursing® and the Yoga Nursing Institute. Yoga Nursing is the marriage of modern nursing science with the ancient science of yoga. My programs are endorsed by lots of doctors and health care providers as a safe therapy to decrease pain and suffering and help folks to find peace instead of going to pieces. I have dedicated the past 16 years educating people around the world on leading healthier, spiritual lifestyles and with a dose of tough love and loads of laughter helped them to WAKE UP and GET CONSCIOUS NOW.

I am a sought after no barriers heart felt speaker, coach, teacher and writer and am featured extensively in the media including in the Associated Press and on NBC, CBS, Fox News affiliates and have been interviewed on national TV by Arielle Ford as one of America's Experts. I am producing, writing, and acting in several DVD documentary/educational projects: I am training and coaching other nurses, yoga teachers and health professionals throughout the USA and Canada to be Yoga Nursing Therapists and I lead fantabulous Yoga and Juice fasting Makeover Retreats on the magnificent Pyrate laden Crystal Coast of North Carolina. My programs our hip, conscious, filled with hilarious humor, enlightening and designed to inspire and leave a legacy. This is the most prolific, jamming and juicy time of my life and I get to do it all by serving others. SERVING RULES!"
Street Address: 103 short st apt. E
Beaufort, North Carolina, 28516
E-mail Address:
Phone: 252.725.1924
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"The most pressing concern for me is the problem with Managed Care Organizations (MCO's) and government cutbacks and having to do more with less, in less time. This permeates all settings, from acute care hospitals, nursing homes, home care, even impacting care being provided in physician offices. More patient teaching is expected and higher tech care is becoming routine, yet there is less time and personnel available to appropriately meet these needs."

    Lucille "Lou" Addington, RN, CLNC, Florida:"We do medical-legal consulting for attorneys, insurance companies and HMO's, and private individuals. Presuit investigations and affidavits. Expert witness location. Special interest in vaccine damage cases and long term care/elder care issues. My associate and I bring a combined 42 years of professional nursing practice to our cases."


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Concerns about the profession include:

  • Continued RN staffing issues. There continues to be a slow response/lack of concern and/or understanding by the medical community/government entities of the need to assure safe RN/patient ratios in all health care and health related settings.

  • Recruitment of future RN's. I am of the opinion that recruitment has to begin with the very young. I personally was exposed to the hospital setting at a very young age (6-7yr.) when I sometimes tagged along with my grandmother who was a pink lady at our small community hospital. I can remember wanting to be a nurse well before I entered middle school.

  • Lack of professionalism by current RN's. In 21yrs of nursing, I have seen way too many nurses who do not act in a professional, helpful, and courteous manner and who do not treat people (especially other nurses) with respect. I suppose this is another reason why I have chosen to start my own business as I can ensure my business will treat clients the way I want to be treated and provide services in a professional manner.
Concerns about healthcare:
  • Rising costs of medical care and pharmaceuticals.

  • Lack of readily affordable healthcare (outside of the ER's) and support resources for the elderly on fixed incomes who do not qualify for Medicaid or other government programs.

Rhonda K. Alfredson RN CLNC CRRN CCM COHN, Georgia Legal Nurse Consultants:"Discovery Partners provides a multitude of comprehensive nurse consulting services to attorneys, small and large businesses, and insurance companies. Services include Legal Nurse Consulting (med. mal, PI, WC, toxic torts, fraud, soc. security, PL, criminal, gen. negligence) , Disability and Workers' Compensation Case Management, Hearing Conservation Program Consultation and Administration, Ergonomics Consultations, Occupational Health Services Consultation, Medical/Health Related Educational offerings, as well as other consultative and support services."
P.O. Box 555
Conyers, Georgia 30012
Phone number: 770-602-4531


"Changing roles of RN, LPN, HMO, managed care, ANA and how much politics is enough. Definition of professional nurse. Nursing Legalities."


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: My most pressing concern with the profession is lack of regard I perceive for the Nursing profession. The concern that I have with healthcare is that not everyone has the same access to good healthcare. Dominique Ann Bernard, RN, BSN, Virginia Nurse Entrepreneurs:"My goal is to work from home. Currently I am employed in a psychiatric facility and I work part time in a geriatric setting. My interests are varied."


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: I am most concerned about the pressing issues of Nurses leaving the field, for a variety of issues, in the face of a historical shortage, and the trend of healthcare facilities to make economic decisions that negatively impact patient outcomes.

Sheryl D. Bisson, R.N., CLNC, California Legal Nurse Consultants:"I offer services to aid in the resolution of medical-legal issues. I work for law firms, insurance companies and healthcare facilities. My services include, but are not limited to: medical record review and analysis; identifying applicable Standards of Care and deviations from the Standards; identifying records, policies and procedures and other essential documents for complete case reviews."
Specialty Areas: Coronary Care, Health law, Intensive Care, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: The undervaluation of nursing by corporate takeover of healthcare threatens access to care and quality of care/safety for all healthcare consumers.


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: That nurses are made to work in dangerous circumstances r/t poor staffing & too much of a patient load with much sicker patients. Patients are not be cared for adequately because of these issues.


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: I am worried re the cutbacks taking place in hospitals as a result of the HMOs and cost-cutting measures. Nurses are asked to do much more with less or unskilled help.

Michelle L. Callan Nurse-Attorney:"Medical-legal consulting and trial assistance to attorneys for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice cases."
13 Anchor Terrace, Rochester New York 14617
Phone number: 585-266-6574
Fax number: 585-266-6574


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: The influence of HMOs on quality of care over the past few years has been appalling. When health care decisions are made using money as a yardstick many patients come out on the short end. Especially those patients who are uneducated about the kind of health care they can expect for specific illnesses. Cutbacks in health care dollars have eliminated education programs ie diabetes and heart disease in my area. I am seeing more and more complications from these two diseases and the patients I see are much sicker then ten years ago.


"Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: I am most concerned with the growing trend of RN, CNA staffing and the phasing out of LPNs. Also the continual Medicare cuts and the likelihood that the whole program will be gone by the time this generation needs it. I am also bothered by the effect the cuts are having on our seniors today."


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: The most pressing concern with the nursing profession, is the increased risk of liability with the advancements in technology, and not enough authority to effect changes. Nurses today, are making the same assessments and decisions that Physicians were making 30-40 years ago. Physicians are becoming more of administrators of care, navigating the waters of insurances and just giving a final okay on most nursing assessments. It is my hope that someday healthcare will return back to being a profession for healers, and not insurance administrators.

Joseph Caracci, RN, BSN, MBA,, Nursing Agencies, Staffing Software Support, Arizona Nursing Entrepreneurs:"NursingCorp offers serious investors and entrepreneurs the knowledge and assistance needed to enter the nurse staffing industry. We provide assistance establishing health care staffing companies, and development of nursing based software solutions. Our product offerings include a complete Nurse Registry Business Package, Nurse Staffing Software for use by Hospitals and Nurse Registries, Business Consultation, and customized software development. To learn more about how we can assist you. The founder of is a former Co-founder and President of a large Phoenix AZ based Nurse Registry."
3165 S. Alma School Road
Suite 29-260
Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone: 888-607-1492


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare:The cost of healthcare on all of us whether we are covered by a group insurance or a goverment agency continues to spiral out of control. I think what concerns most of us thogh is the patient to staff ratios and the safety of the patients under our care. Staffing problems are a complicated issue that must be corrected before our profession will be attractive to young people choosing a career.

Alyce Clark, RN, Caregiver Scrubs, Nursing Uniforms, Nurse-Owned Businesses, Entrepreneurs:"Sales of scrubs and accessories to medical personnel in hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, dental offices, and veterinary clinics."


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Understated recognition for the education and knowledge that nurses possess--leading to severe underpayment for our services

Natalie A. Cole, RN, BHSA, CMCN, LNC, West Virginia Legal Nurse Consultants:"I provide medical record reviews and case analyses for attorneys working in medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, and general negligence. My skills and education as a Registered Nurse, in addition to my training as a Legal Nurse Consultant, eases the burden of other legal team members by allowing them to concentrate on other important areas of a case."
5167 Procious Maysel Road
Procious, West Virginia (WV) 25164
Phone number: (304) 587-7010


"Healthcare has certainly become big business. So many times in big business the social conscious aspect is lost. Healthcare professionals need to lead from the front on getting issues recognized and changed to benefit all. I am worried that all healthcare professionals are not taught to give back something to their community - something we all need to work harder at doing."

    Brigette M. Cutchins, RN, COHN, Colorado:"If you are like many people, you are in the dark about your finances. You pay your bills each month and do your best to prepare for the future. But the truth is, there is only so much money to go around and creating a financial game plan on your own can be overwhelming. PFS can help. A complimentary Financial Needs Analysis can help bring your current financial situation to light. It can show you where your finances stand today and what you need to do to prepare for tomorrow."
    1932 S. Cedar Ave
    Colorado Springs, Colorado (CO) 80906
    Phone number: 866-303-0864 toll free or 719-499-9297
    Fax number: 719-495-7100


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: The growing shortage of Nurses in the entire healthcare arena, in every specialty and setting, and the new graduates entering the profession for sometimes different reasons than of those more experienced nurses leaving the profession. Ultimately, nurses use their experience and expertise of the inner workings of the healthcare system to provide quality care to the patients.

Lisa Desimon R.N, D.C, CLNC, Illinois Nurse Entrepreneurs:"Certified Legal Nurse Consultant business, serving as a consulting expert and testifying expert on a variety of medical/legal issues/cases."
7358 Timberwolf Trail
Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: We are still negatively portrayed in the media as hands-maids for doctors. I have never seen a nurse practitioner or forensic nurse portrayed on a T.V. show.

    Baraka Dimson, BSN, New York City Nursing Agencies, Nurse-Owned Businesses:"Staff Nurse Inc. is a staffing agency for nursing homes in the state of New York. We staff nursing homes with qualified licensed practical nurses and registered professional nurses. Our rates are extremely competitive and we offer on-going staff development for our nurses. In addition to this we have a department that offers 5 weeks NCLEX review class for repeat NCLEX test takers only. We offer them the support they need and review in a small and intimate classroom environment. Our NCLEX review classes are so good, if after taking it the graduate nurse is still not successful, we allow him or her to continue taking our review classes up to 1 year until they pass the NCLEX and obtain their license.
    312-316 East 149th street
    Bronx New York Zip Code: 10452
    Phone number: 718-772-6663 Fax number: 718-293-3980


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: The failure of hospital administration and insurance companies to recognize the real root of the "nursing shortage" problem. This has been going on for the 25 years I have been an RN, and they just don't get it. Like the other service professions i.e., teacher, firefighters, police, nurses are overworked, underappreciated (until you really need one) and underpaid. From the perspective of a CRNA the answer is blindingly obvious. There is no shortage of nurses wanting to become CRNAs. Why? The median salary for a Graduate Nurse Anesthetist is $113,000. (AANA figure) Start paying nurses what they are worth and there will be no shortage. It's simple supply/demand economics that administrators have ignored for decades.

Patrick Dupont BSN, CRNA, CLNC Alpha Medical-Legal Consulting, Inc.:"25 years as an RN including 22 years as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) with extensive experience in anesthesia administration for surgical procedures including general, orthopedic, neurosurgical, cardiothoracic, vascular, ENT, GYN, trauma, plastic and reconstructive, cosmetic, interventional radiology, labor and delivery including administration and monitoring of labor epidurals, invasive line placement and monitoring, emergency airway management, outpatient and ambulatory surgical procedures, regional anesthetics, conscious sedation and post-anesthesia care.
15585 Ocean Walk Cir. #113
Fort Myers, Florida 33908 Phone: 239-297-9893, Fax: 239-425-1384


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Too few nurses, the acuity of patients is getting higher, too much interference by managed care organizations, Nurses do not get paid for what they accomplish and do everyday.


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare): Staffing ratios, inexperienced and temporary personnel, unlicensed assistive personnel, economic policies and priorities.


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Understaffing and inability to meet needs of patients due to pressure.


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: The nursing shortage... how can expect anyone to even "want" to be a nurse while we continue to "eat our young" and bicker amongst ourselves? It's a sad state of affairs and the entire nation will suffer for it. I am taking a step back to put it all in perspective, but I hope to somehow help in the end.


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: The amount of people that are joining the profession for the wrong reasons. People know of the nursing shortage, and know that jobs in this profession are plentiful, but some people would make a better dog warden than a nurse.

Angela Halley RN, BSN, CLNC, River View Legal Nurse Consulting:"We specialize in providing legal nurse consulting services to attorneys (plaintiff and defense), insurance companies, workman's compensation firms, and individual institutions for risk management services. Our firm has over 20 years of nursing experience in psychiatric, labor and delivery, pulmonary, neurology, medical/surgical nursing, and many areas of nursing management. River View Legal Nurse Consultants provides a time efficient and cost effective answer to your legal nurse consulting needs."
64 Deenie Dr
Bidwell, Ohio 45614
Phone number: 740-245-9891, Fax number: 740-245-0153


"Limited care, abuse of the system, inability to "climb ladder of success".


Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Lack of self respect I see in other nurses. Long hours, little pay, and lack of respect by MDs have taken a toll on the nursing profession. I believe it is time to take back our autonomy and whip the healthcare system back into shape. It is time to focus on quality of life rather than longivity.

    Lesli Hannah RN, BSN, First Nurse Incorporated:"First Nurse Inc. is a nurse owned and operated temporary medical staffing company. Our goal is to provide quality nursing care to ensure the continuum of care in long term care facilities in Maryland. We also provide nurses to area hospitals. We believe in the value of excellent nursing care & reward our nurses with monetary rewards as well as dignity and respect."
    8132 Artie Kemp Road
    Frederick, Maryland, 21701
    Phone number: 301-865-7120, Fax number: 301-865-7129


My most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare are: 1) Nurses are not respected or paid for for their knowledge and skills. 2) In healthcare I am concern about Managed Care, HMO, and reimbursement. 3) Nursing trend, patient to nurse ratio, and the use of non professionals in the hospital

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