In Part 1 of the guide, you learned the harsh reality that we don't have enough nurses to care for patients. Some states report that as many as half of their organizations experience short staffing, and in 2030, California will need 44,500 nurses. Solving the RN shortage is no longer about competing for STARS or excellent patient experience scores. Solving this shortage is about more than profits or maximizing profitable volumes. We are at a pivotal point where if we fail to solve the RN shortage, people will not receive care and could even die. Many hospitals nationwide can't care for the patients entering the building. This is more than competitive strategies for business, this is a God-given right to care for our fellow humans.