|1.||Internal problems within the nursing profession as it continues to struggle with its identity|
|2.||Problems of standardization of an educational process that has four different paths leading to licensure as a nurse|
|3.||Historically weak political representation|
|4.||Mounting job pressures—increasingly high technology environments|
|6.||The continuing problem of the public's misconception of nursing's work|
The problem of shortage of nurses and its resultant impact on society cannot be solved by the setting forth of issues, although this is important, or by the addition of new workers under medical control. The problem of
This paper was originally part of a consultation at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fresno,
California in September, 1988.