Celebrate 15 Years of California's Nurse to Patient Ratios!
Nurses fought long and hard for nurse to patient ratios because nurses care for their patients. Listen as RNs who were directly involved in the struggle for ratios talk about the fight, and the excitement of winning one of the landmark patient gains in the country…and the ONLY patient ratios law in the United States.
Governor Gray Davis signed ratios into law in California in 1999. They were finally implemented in 2004 after a long fight to win safe staffing and quality patient care. Nurses even took on Gov. Schwarzenegger and won. Their story of persistence in the face of adversity is one of the great political tales of our time.
Find out more about CNA/NNOC/NNU's National Campaign for Safe RN-to-Patient Staffing Ratios.