Politics and Travel Nursing
We are now one week from electing the next President of the United States. Regardless of your political persuasion there is no arguing that this is an historical election. Our economy is in turmoil, we are at war in two countries and the proposed solutions by each of the candidates could not be more different.
For travel nurses, there are two critical issues: health care and the economy. I have addressed the economic challenges facing nurses and travel nurses in particular in a couple previous posts. The issue of health care coverage is certainly going to affect each of us as individuals along with the patients we serve and the health care facilities in which we work.
I won’t take a stand here. But you need to. Every one of us in this industry has a vested interest in the outcome of this election. We can do all of the talking that we want. But when it comes right down to it the most important and effective thing that we can do is to VOTE.
Some of us are going to be disappointed in the results of this election. Some of us will be poitively ecstatic. But anyone that is eligible to vote but doesn’t has no right to complain. To many people have died so that you can have the right to go into that voting booth and pull a lever or punch a chad. Honor their sacrifice…VOTE.