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What is your evidence for that statement?

Can you point us to research on nursing salaries, and comparisons worldwide?

I know MD salaries vary, but I haven't heard or read much about nursing salaries.

Didn't Dude say that he doesn't believe it to be true?

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Didn't Dude say that he doesn't believe it to be true?

Huh?

I don't understand your point.

I was asking where he got his information on nursing salaries worldwide, as I wrote, I have no frame of reference for the subject.

Herring provided some context.

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As of last year nurses in the United States pay was second only to Luxembourg.

This is one source, and it's a commercial career website with no indication of where or from whom they got this information. Also, it lists salaries in a vacuum, with no consideration of local cost of living, tax burden, or other relevant factors. The person who spoke in the podcast may have a different source that says something different. We have no way of knowing which source may be more correct.

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I saw another list that listed Great Britain first and US 2nd in nurses salaries. Another list where the US wasn't in the top 5, but it said in 2012 the salary was $16 and hour and I don't believe that.

Regardless, the idea that nurses make substantially less than elsewhere in the world is probably not true. Are there countries doing better? Probably. Here nurses make salaries above the national average and it's a decent middle class income and is a chunk of the health care dollar.

Of course what people don't seem to get is that more nurses, safer ratios, mean safer outcomes and less dollars spent overall. But that's another rant.

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I saw another list that listed Great Britain first and US 2nd in nurses salaries. Another list where the US wasn't in the top 5, but it said in 2012 the salary was $16 and hour and I don't believe that.

Regardless, the idea that nurses make substantially less than elsewhere in the world is probably not true. Are there countries doing better? Probably. Here nurses make salaries above the national average and it's a decent middle class income and is a chunk of the health care dollar.

Of course what people don't seem to get is that more nurses, safer ratios, mean safer outcomes and less dollars spent overall. But that's another rant.

The No voters for mandated ratios in my state are crying that there isn't money for more nurses. These are the same people that spent over $18 million on a sometimes nasty and untruthful campaign to scare people into thinking they'll die if they have to go to the ER because there won't be enough nurses. It's become quite contentious. I'm trying my best to explain that the measure will improve patient care, but some only care about money.

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So, what's the grade so far?  Is she going to put her name in the hat for 2020?  

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1 hour ago, SC_RNDude said:

So, what's the grade so far?  Is she going to put her name in the hat for 2020?  

Why would she do that when she JUST got this position? She may well consider that after she prepares herself a bit in the political theater.  This young woman clearly values education, experience, and commitment. 

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2 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

So, what's the grade so far?  Is she going to put her name in the hat for 2020?  

You do realize that she won't be eligible, don't you?  

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41 minutes ago, chare said:

You do realize that she won't be eligible, don't you?  

Yes, Chare.  I wouldn’t bet she realizes that.  So, still the question remains.

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6 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

So, what's the grade so far?  Is she going to put her name in the hat for 2020?  

She is a bit full of herself isn't she?  Her every word and Tweet makes news, especially on social media and frankly I'm a bit tired of her already.  I saw a video the other day from one of her supporters that "establishment" Democrats are "terrified of her bold new ideas" which I found arrogant and drama queenish.   


I've likened it before to when the Tea Party Republicans made some big waves.  Establishment Republicans certainly didn't like another party claiming their own, and I feel Democrats in some respect feel that same about the "Social Democrats" infiltrating their party.  

That said, if she plays her cards right she certainly can poise herself for a distinguished career in politics.  We need some bold new ideas and the "establishment" (i.e. old white heterosexual men) need some shaking up.

At the end of the day, I do like her, like her ideas, her enthusiasm and her balls.

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