National Campaign for Safe RN-to-Patient Staffing Ratios

Submitted by ADonahue on May 10, 2021

Some nurses call it “nurse-to-patient ratios.” Others call it “safe staffing” or “patient limits.” No matter how we label the concept, registered nurses across the United States and, indeed, the globe understand the need to set a minimum number of nurses to safely care for a certain number of patients, with adjustments to increase nurse staffing based on patient acuity. Staffing decisions made by hospital administrators — based on budgetary rather than clinical considerations — do not ensure patients are receiving optimal care.


RNs Applaud Introduction of Federal Legislation to Mandate Number of Patients Assigned to Nurses

National Nurses United today applauds the introduction of the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act, a federal bill that would set specific safety limits on the numbers of patients each RN can care for in hospitals throughout the United States.

National Nurses United
May 12, 2021

Chico nurses to hold informational picket for patient safety

Registered nurses at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., will hold an informational picket on May 14 as management refuses to address issues of safe staffing, infection control protocols for safe patient care during the pandemic, or hospital preparedness for natural disasters.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
May 12, 2021

Health care workers at Methodist Hospital of Southern California to hold car caravan for patient safety

Health care workers at Methodist Hospital of Southern California, in Arcadia, Calif. will hold a car caravan on Saturday, May 8 to highlight their patient safety concerns, including short staffing and the demand to end discriminatory pay practices.

Caregivers & Healthcare Employees Union
May 5, 2021