Here's a perfect example of why nurses should pay attention to political issues. The state of Michigan is funding a program to better prepare high school students for nursing school. One of the reasons nursing students don't succeed in nursing school is that they have difficulties with the math or reading.
This poor success rate is why so many nursings schools have now instituted entrance exams to exclude students who don't have the math, reading and science skills to pass.
This type of program is designed to help high school students achieve the necessary math, science and reading skills to succeed and to eventually become nurses and help to solve the nursing shortage.