This is what the California Nurses Association has been doing since they cut ties with the ANA.
This is what they base their logic on as well. They have focused on fixing the problems first. It is a shame that the rest of the country could not have benefited by their leadership.
"Adoption of nurse-to-patient ratios in the state of Victoria, Australia, last year has brought an additional 2,600 RNs into Victoria's public hospital system, a 13% increase, while other Australian states continue to battle a nursing shortage. Additionally, many part-timers have increased their number of shifts. Further, there has been a 40% increase in the number of RNs in postgraduate specialty nursing programs
. (The Age, Melbourne, Australia, Aug. 24, 2001, other sources.) "