RNs holding hospital to account

I am disgusted with the state of our healthcare system and so I am not surprised they would want to eliminate more Registered Nursing positions. After all it is the RN that holds the hospital accountable for the corners that continue to be cut, jeopardizing the quality of care that should be delivered, and depleting the job satisfaction that was once there.

My role as a RN in psychiatry has been reduced to consulting with patients and then sending them back to their family doctor because the demand for treatment cannot be met.

It is heartbreaking.