From NJ Spotlight, September 9, 2014 – Will fewer medical facilities and more for-profit hospitals put the squeeze on RNs in the Garden State?
As the number of hospitals shrinks, the number of nurses who belong to a union has decreased accordingly. In just the past five years, the community of unionized nurses has fallen off by 11 percent.
At the same time, New Jersey’s nurses unions have been affected by hospital closures and the shift to for-profit healthcare.
RN Kellianne Eyler, who works in the perioperative services area at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, says joining HPAE would give nurses a greater voice.