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In the news: New TV ad reminds viewers about the importance of nursing (DS)

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, June 22, 2009

In an effort to build support for mandatory nurse staffing levels, a new television ad asks its audience to "imagine a world without nurses." The commercial, paid for by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, the United American Nurses, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association, urges the audience to visit, a website advocating rights for adequate nursing staff levels and resources.

The commercial was developed in light of a recently proposed bill by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), named the National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act, which aims to establish mandatory staffing and resource minimums to address the nationwide nursing shortage.

Click here to check out the ad on YouTube.

Source: and Sen. Boxer’s official website.