>Marc Cammarata, of the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, said he thought the "political capital" being spent on the pushing mandatory staffing ratios would be better used in locating $250 million in funding for the federal Nurse Reinvestment Act, which would set up grants and scholarships
for nurse education. The bill signed by President Bush set up a statutory framework but was not funded.>
Congratulations Pennsylvannia Nurses ! I think Mr. Cammarata needs to be on the 'receiving end' of an understaffed, overworked hospital unit in a crisis situation. Perhaps then he could appreciate what we see on a daily basis. Setting up grants and scholarships for nurse education is not going to keep qualified, experienced professional nurses in the field. Lessening the extrordinary work load and paying them their true worth would.