Unfortunately, I know as a fact I will get blasted for this thread. there are clearly those that feel the goverment is NOT the answer. However, there is absolutely no way for all the nurses in this country to organize a uniform walk out. Besides the unethical part of a walk out, you know they would offer unbeleievable amounts of money to get some to come in to work.
CURRENTLY: the thing attracting a lot of public attention across the country, is when hospitals divert. One of the misconceptions is it is due to no available beds and/or rooms. Many are unaware of the nursing shortage. Hosppitals do go on diversion for staffing reasons.
WHAT I WANT: Here is the address to write your state representative.
Write them, let them know whats going on right now. Let them know how staffing and conditions are for you at your hospital.
P.S. _ I will not respond to any attacks on me for this post. Anybody that does use the address and write, please post that you did here.