Ria Lancaster

Ria Lancaster portrait

Ria Lancaster is a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and co-owner and board member at NursesCan, a platform co-op of LVNs that can be dispatched on-demand to patients’ homes through a mobile or online device. Ria and her co-owners founded the cooperative in 2016 with the support of the Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers West. The purpose of the cooperative is to provide high quality jobs where LVNs can use their full set of skills and training, which is increasingly difficult in a hospital setting. As hospitals and clinics increase the amount of care they provide outside of the institutional setting, however, there is a market for LVNs to secure meaningful, dignified work by contracting with these institutions for home health services. The cooperative has start delivering on its first contract with a clinic system in south Los Angeles, and is currently in conversation with other potential institutional clients. 

NursesCan
Ria and her co-owners founded the cooperative in 2016 with the support of the Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers West. The purpose of the cooperative is to provide high quality jobs where LVNs can use their full set of skills and training, which is increasingly difficult in a hospital setting. As hospitals and clinics increase the amount of care they provide outside of the institutional setting, however, there is a market for LVNs to secure meaningful, dignified work by contracting with these institutions for home health services. The cooperative has started delivering on its first contract with a clinic system in south Los Angeles, and is currently in conversation with other potential institutional clients.

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