"The (Nurse Reinvestment Act has) yet to be funded, and its state clones do not deal seriously with hospital working conditions. ... Hospitals argue that safe-staffing laws such as California's and bans on mandatory overtime won't work because, try as they might, they just can't find enough nurses to fill their units. But making hospitals friendly to nurses is the only way to make nursing a satisfying career. When hospitals stop treating nurses as cheap, disposable labor-and in the process exposing patients to unnecessary risks-then recruitment will pay off."
Madison (Wis.) Capital Times