Instead of waiting for the government or a union to "Fix Something," why don't we professional nurses take on the responsibility of doing it ourselves?
First, we start by admitting that the present system of expensive, taxpayer-subsidized nursing education does not adequately prepare students for the reality of the beginning jobs that await the students after graduation. Once upon a time, when most nurses graduated from hospital diploma schools, they had all the clinical experience they needed to hit the ground running.
However, the self-appointed (?) leaders of nursing decided that everyone needed a baccalaureate degree to be considered "Professional," They did such a good job with their infamous "White Paper" in dividing the ranks of practicing nurses that they spent all their time fighting each other instead of being concerned with what was happening to the employment status of hospital nurses.
If we nurses won't make the necessary corrections, we probably won't like the ones made by the government or the unions.