As the Ebola crisis appears to grow more serious, some 4,000 nurses got on a national conference call sponsored by the NNU to discuss the response at their hospitals.
"Since there are not enough nurses to safely staff the current ER, how are we going to provide quality care for more patients in an expanded ER?"
"While Congress has spent billions on wars and conflicts over the past few years, not enough has been spent to care for service members returning from them."
Video: Nurses swing into action after Chicago pulls protest march permit.
After a patient died at a Sutter Health hospital Sept. 24 while under the care of strike replacement nurses, the California Nurses Association called on the hospital chain to immediately end its lockout of thousands of nurses following a one-day strike last week.
Hundreds rallied on Tuesday at the state capitol to angrily protest Gov. Rell's latest proposed budget cuts.
A survey of 190 American hospitals compiled by nurses in eight different states shows that hospitals across the nation are not ready for the coming H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. The findings were released this week by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.