Blast from the past. The main problem with nursing is the leadership. The nurse administrator at my hopital think orthopedic patients are not difficult and one CNA and 2 RN can handle 13 post surgical patients, no problem. She also thinks the "comfort theory" and hourly rounding that will make the world one big happy place. And she says we just need to plan our time better, and having 7 post surgical patients is not the problem. Hey- she's the leader and passed all the nursing leadership courses, so I guess she knows how to lead.