Okay. I have completely acted a fool and put myself out there to get your attention and for you to be informed! For those of you who don’t know, I am part of a Facebook group and LLC called, “Show Me Your Stethoscope.” It was created this past September, steming from Miss Colorado, Kelley Johnson, getting critiqued about nursing as her talent in the talent portion of the pageant. Janie Harvey, an amazing person and nurse from MO, created this group and it literally blew up! 700,000 plus nurses and HCP in the group! They are doing some AMAZING things with this group currently, and I truly believe big things are in store for it this year! WE NEED YOUR HELP! The group has elected state reps for all states in the US to create a big group to help with this forward movement in nursing! We want to be able to have all areas of nursing be a part…nursing students, LPN’s, ADN, BSN, MSN , CNMW, NP’s… everyone. We want to have a voice in this profession, and it not be left to the sugar daddy’s at the top making the big bucks that don’t have a lick of experience as a nurse or patient care at that. WE NEED A BIGGER VOICE! Many people are scared to speak up in meetings, events, and such because we are all afraid of having that big “X” put on our forehead and dealing with it the remainder of our time on that floor. I’ve been there, and I get that feeling often. And I too, don’t speak up. But this group is giving us a voice. It’s giving us a foundation to potentially bring REALLY big issues in nursing to the state and make a change! And change for the GOOD! Issues like SAFE STAFFING RATIOS! Janie Harvey made a good point saying how when we have to take extra patients, we get a pat on the back and a thank you for being a “team player”! Suck it! That’s the worst thing you could say to me after giving me a 6th patient…..we feel we have no choice….no voice….but we do! We just need that support and back up! I need you guys to join this group on Facebook: Show Me Your Stethoscope. I need you to want to be a part of the Georgia branch! We are going to have fun meet ups here and there to discuss issues, laugh, make friends, and be a support to one another. I promise I won’t bring my terrible dance moves! I love you guys and thank you for being so supportive of me in this adventure!!! PLEASE reach out! It’s not a giant commitmenet! We just need bodies who are willing to do what it takes to support nursing and make a difference! We’ve never had a group like this before with this many nurses linked together! This is BIG! We all know we went into this profession because we care about people! Not because we care about reimbursement. If we can line our nursing ducks up right, reimbursement will fall into place. I just wish the big guys up top would get that!!!! Please reach out to me! PM me, text me if you know me, Instagram, Twitter….whatever! And go request to be a part of SMYS on Facebook! Your heart is mine!