Well as long as there is a nurse that will hire on for low pay they don't care if you quit due to bad nursing ratios. In their minds someone else will take the job. Where I was, they couldn't get anyone for the low wages and now have to rethink how to get someone into the position. When corporate adn's management need to get involved because of hiring issues things will change some. A company will not change their ways when there are an abundance of nurses with your skills available at the same or lower pay. They will just state that you are disgruntled. But they ignore the causes. Advancing your degree and going to work in a reputable firm is the best answer. The government should do something to even the playing field. The nurse, especially if in charge, (care depends on his or her license), should be able to dictate the reasonable conditions of care within state and federal laws.