Senator Maureen Walsh apologizes to Nurses in regards to her remarks.
The nursing community outrage continued over statements about nurses ‘playing cards’ even after the Senator’s apologizes. Comments of “she made it worse..” and that “…an apology is no longer an apology when a qualifier is added on to it.” continue to abound in the nursing communities.
Even given the fact that Senator Walsh has agreed to follow a nurse has not silenced the angry comments.
Nurses send over 1700 Decks of cards
In addition to calls and emails, many nurses took the initiative to send Senator Walsh a deck of cards. It’s reported that more than 600 Decks of Cards have been received to be delivered to Senator Walsh.
Update on Bill HB1155
Some good has come out of the visibility of this issue. Nurses nationwide made their voices heard by emails and phone calls. As a result, Bill (HB 1155) passed the Washington State Senate Wednesday with an agreement to get rid of the eight-hour maximum shift limit. You can see the progress of Bill HB 1155 here.