J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 07-27-2018

Why Become a Nurse?

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, understaffed nursing schools must turn away qualified applicants because of a limited number of nurse educators. Not only does the number of RN graduates suffer, but also the number of advanced practice nurses, nurse administrators, and nurse managers trained to fill open positions; thus increasing the demand for nursing professionals all across the board. Multiple Career Paths: Nurses may fill general practice positions, such as becoming a registered nurse or nurse practitioner. Others may concentrate on a specialty, as seen in the oncology nurse or family nurse practitioner. As a nurse for ten years, Rose spent most of her time in LTC and SNF management, and calls nursing an appealing field because it ‘teaches you as you go. 

MSN – Registered nurses with an interest in becoming an advanced practice nurse, nurse educator, nurse anesthetist or nurse manager, must earn a Master’s of Science in Nursing through an accredited graduate degree program. Attending a degree program is not the only manner in which a nurse can become educated, enhance his or her skills, and/or gain valuable experience. Specialties: Nurses with specializations and certifications often earn higher salaries with some of the highest-paying nurse specialties including Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Researcher, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Registered nurse credentials add value to a work history that is often respected in other fields, which makes it easier for nurses to find work if they become disabled, retire, or seek new employment. Lattavo is now the President of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, and says she is grateful for making the decision to become a nurse. 

From classroom to workplace, the support system available to a nurse is unending, and includes the likes of professors, clinical instructors, faculty, alumni, doctors, and other nurses. Brock’s work history includes medical sales, working with oncology patients, caring for infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, starting a traveling nurse agency, heading a nurse staffing business, and serving as a patient care coordinator for an insurance company. 

Keywords: [“nurse”,”nursing”,”work”]
Source: http://everynurse.org/become-nurse

Eugene V. Debs

As a rule, large capitalists are Republicans and small capitalists are Democrats, but workingmen must remember that they are all capitalists, and that the many small ones, like the fewer large ones, are all politically supporting their class interests, and this is always and everywhere the capitalist class. The political solidarity of the working class means the death of despotism, the birth of freedom, the sunrise of civilization. The capitalist class is represented by the Republican, Democratic, Populist and Prohibition parties, all of which stand for private ownership of the means of production, and the triumph of any one of which will mean continued wage-slavery to the working class. Deny it as may the cunning capitalists who are clear-sighted enough to perceive it, or ignore it as may the torpid workers who are too blind and unthinking to see it, the struggle in which we are engaged today is a class struggle, and as the toiling millions come to see and understand it and rally to the political standard of their class, they will drive all capitalist parties of whatever name into the same party, and the class struggle will then be so clearly revealed that the hosts of labor will find their true place in the conflict and strike the united and decisive blow that will destroy slavery and achieve their full and final emancipation. The working class must be emancipated by the working class. 

Woman must be given her true place in society by the working class. The working class must be employed by the working class. The fruits of labor must be enjoyed by the working class. War, bloody war, must be ended by the working class. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. 

The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose – especially their lives. Here let me emphasize the fact – and it cannot be repeated too often – that the working class who fight all the battles, the working class who make the supreme sacrifices, the working class who freely shed their blood and furnish the corpses, have never yet had a voice in either declaring war or making peace. 

Keywords: [“class”,”work”,”capitalist”]
Source: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Eugene_V._Debs

After Capitalism

To put it into a slogan: Capitalism Is No Alternative, or CINA. Four recent books provide radical and practical alternative visions for both the workplace and the economy more generally. These turbulent last four years are only a beginning to a revolutionary era of transformation away from capitalism. 5Wolff reminds us that democracy is inconsistent with the production of surplus-value in capitalism and the profit motive. All these authors also underscore the social pathologies generated by capitalism. Most investments in contemporary capitalism are highly speculative and short-term, rather than productive and long-term. 

They each provide alternative models to socioeconomic pathologies that constitute the ontology of capitalism. Schweickart offers a moral and ethical critique of capitalism, along with presenting the negative socioeconomic effects the dynamics and tendencies produce on human beings within the system in the form of inequality, unemployment, overwork, poverty, economic instability, and environmental degradation. Maheshvarananda has in mind a very long-term alternative to capitalism. Clearly all four of these revolutionary thinkers believe the time to transform society is now, the time to democratize the workplace is now, the time to recognize CINA and finally absent capitalism from existence is now. Their call to action is radically consistent with systemic theories of capitalism, and with the understanding of capitalism’s normal state as stagnation, periodic financial collapse, and individual worker hardship. 

Although there is certain to be disagreement as to explanations of the quadruple crises of global capitalism and in the models of alternative societies to today’s failed system or CINA, there is no room to claim TINA! Also see Barry C. Lynn, Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction for dozens and dozens examples of how oligopolistic firms supersede the constraints of the market and use their sheer size, vast resources, and endless political power to control and direct virtually every industry in the United States, effectively reinstituting the monopoly power of sixteenth-century feudalism. 

Keywords: [“capitalism”,”political”,”economic”]
Source: http://proutaftercapitalism.blogspot.com

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