Did anyone else see the CSPAN coverage last night regarding the nursing shortage?
It was good to see national coverage of some of the issues. Finally I was able to hear publicly what we nurses have known for awhile: one of the biggest problems for nurses is inadequate staffing & working conditions. They also talked about regulation issues, aging workforce, needing to integrate minorities, need for nursing school aid/funding, updating nursing's image.
Although some of the speeches seemed like useless corporate mumbo jumbo, a few people made some good points & seemed to grasp a good view of the situation. Did anyone else see it? What did you think?
It was exciting to finally see these issues out in the open, on public TV (outside of the "nursing community" where the general public could view it).