Senator Walsh’s comments

I have been a nurse for over twenty years. I have taken care of people from all walks of life. I have worked days, nights, weekends, holidays. One thing I have never done is play cards during a shift.

A Washington State Senator, Maureen Walsh, recently said that nurses spend a good portion of their shift playing cards, among other things  I checked Senator Walsh’s profile, and of course, she has never worked as a nurse. If she had, she would know that is not true.

Nurses I have worked with has been a compassionaye, caring people who work hard to take the best care of the patients. I have personally held a 90 year old man whose wife of 70 years was dying .I have held the hands of those dying. I have dobe CPR on patients who ended up passing away. I have worked my butt off to save patients and cried when the outcome was not what I hoped for.

Senator Walsh’s uneducated comments about nurses were made and hopefully the voters will vote her out. One thing I know for sure: if Senator Walsh is ever a patient in a healhcare facility, she will get the best care from nurses that she made less than kind comments about. And she will see no nurse playing cards.

About the Author
Elizabeth is a nurse by profession, and a parent of a dog who thinks she is human. She likes lots of things. She may write about them.