Petition to Rebekah Gale
Support the future NHS workers
As a student nurse, I see the financial struggles that me and thousands of other students have. The government have made it clear they have no intention of bringing back the bursaries to help student nurses so instead I am going to hopefully try and write our debts off a different way. I suggest that in return for 15-20 years service in the NHS the government write our student debts off.
Petition to UK Parliament
Equalise funding between Student Nurses and Nursing Associates
When you think of studying a nursing degree, what do you think is one of the most difficult aspects of it? The curriculum? The exams and assignments? The long days of lectures? The heavy and upsetting content? The stress of studying whilst working and training full time? When I, as a Student Nurse, think of the most challenging facet of this course, it is in fact the lack of financial support. Not just the self-funding tuition loan either, but the absent bursary that aided us with day-to-day living costs and the 12.5 hour unpaid placement shifts that includes weekends and nights. As from August 2017, Student Nurses in all fields of practice now pay £9,250 in university tuition fees each year for 3 years to train as Nurse. The NHS Bursary that was designed as a financial support for student nurses was also scrapped at this time, meaning that student nurses pay more in maintenance loan, on top of the tuition fees and unpaid placements. In December 2015, the government announced plans to introduce a Nursing Associate role which after two years of paid training with no tuition fees, qualify as a Band 4. On top of this, a Nursing Associate receives academic support from our lecturers, additional skill training such as cannulation, venepuncture, injections, administering medication, dressings, and even administering IV’s. Here is the official list: https://www.nmc.org.uk/globalassets/sitedocuments/standards/draft-nursing-associate-skills-annexe.pdfThey even are provided with an NMC pin. This makes it difficult to distinguish the difference between a Band 5 Nurse and a Band 4 Nursing Associate, considering the fact that qualified Band 5 Nurses have more responsibility, despite giving the same level of skilled care. Furthermore, after the two year Nursing Associate course, Nursing Associates are now able to do a 1 year top up to become a fully registered Band 5 Nurse! As well as this, Assistant Practitioners which also sit at the same level at Band 4 now feel undermined and worried for their future career prospects as they have finally gained the professional status they worked for, now not knowing where they stand due to the role of the Nursing Associate. So, instead of employing more Band 5 nurses into the NHS, the government are spending more money on training Nursing Associates that are fully funded, and unfairly, current student nurses are paying £27,750 tuition to train. This needs to change. Why should Student Nurses have to pay to train, yet Nursing Associates get paid between £19,000-£21,000 to train. Understanding the need for attention to patient care, the Nursing Associate is appreciated alongside the Registered Band 5 Nurse, allowing a safer clinical environment for staff and patients, however we need fairness amongst these roles. In essence, Student Nurses need better financial support, to not only help with everyday living costs, but for childcare, travel and study essentials such as books and study materials. This is not only for ourselves as current students, but for future Student Nurses also. Please sign to support this matter. We thank you for your support!
Petition to Chloe
Give Us Our Boy Back
For centuries, we have been searching for our missing boy, Casey Wade Walls Jr. It has been recently discovered that he has been captured by Chloe Sisneros. All we want is our beautiful, bouncing, baby boy back, even if he is a little gay.
Petition to Ann Marie Buerkle
Change the minimum spacing requirements for crib slats
Currently, crib slat distance is mandated to be 2 and 3/8 inches. This is too wide, as children are getting their limbs stuck. Some children have ended up with broken bones and large bruises from the accidents. My own 7 month old just recently got his leg stuck. I called the manufacturer and the associate did not care. So, I went to the next level. After speaking directly to the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, I was informed they see 7 to 10 complaints weekly, and yet nothing is being done. They believe if they have smaller distances, then smaller limbs will get stuck. In reality, smaller limbed children tend to be swaddled or not as active as their larger counterparts. As such, they would not be as likely to be stuck, and if they were, I don't believe it would be as often. I would like to see the distance be changed to 2 inches between slats. I believe this would save a lot of injuries. Please share with friends and family members. Thank you!!
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Charles E. Schumer, Donald Trump
Changing tables in every public restroom
I have used numerous bathrooms that did not have a changing table, requiring me to change my daughter in a cart, in a window sill, and in my cold car. I even had one place offer me their office floor to change my daughter. I've also had to use the restroom myself and not been able to because there's no where for me to put my baby while I did. Holding my daughter while I use the bathroom seems awfully unsanitary even though I've done it. If one stall in every public Restroom had a changing table with restraint for safety, near the toilet so moms AND DADS can use the restroom safely and sanitarily. I also believe that changing tables should be inspected and it should be state mandated. I used a Changing station at a McDonald's in Amsterdam and my daughter nearly rolled off of it when I placed her on it. If I trusted that it was safe and wasn't holding my daughter when it happened, she would have fallen off.
Petition to Congress, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court
Diaper Changing Tables In All Public Restrooms
As a concerned parent, I feel it's necessary for all places of business that have both Public and Customer restrooms, supply Diaper Changing Tables in their restrooms by law. It is a problem for the people who have children who are costumers. These businesses who welcome guests with children should supply these Changing Tables in both men, and womans restrooms. The reasons that Tables should be in both gender facilities is one fact that a man can be a single father, or a woman a single mother. Other reasons being the parents could be simply taking turns changing their child. There are safety concerns when it comes to not having a place to change your childs diaper. Especially if it is serious. It has become a great problem for many parents who have to go to other places just to change their childs diaper. When they could take care of their child where they are and do it at the business or store they are at already, in a equipped restroom. This is a great opportunity for the businesses to be more family friendly. This also most importantly makes it easier and safer for the parents in America to care for our children.