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.

 

Central Coast nurses to hold press conference at Sierra Vista Hospital to advocate for safe staffing

Central Coast registered nurses will gather on Thursday, Oct. 7 to express their outrage and respond publicly to a recent New Times-SLO article that quoted Rep. Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) advocating for hospitals to be given waivers on California’s landmark safe nurse-to-patient staffing law (or “ratios”)—claiming that assigning nurses far too many patients to safely care for at once, during the deadly Delta surge, is good for hospitals.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
October 6, 2021

Sutter Solano Nurses to Hold Candlelight Vigil to Demand Safe Working Environment for Patients and Staff

Nurses say chronic short staffing and a lack of resources has contributed to moral injury on the job while Sutter Health continues to turn a profit.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
October 5, 2021

Sutter Roseville nurses to hold candlelight vigil at shift change to demand safe staffing

Nurses say chronic short staffing and a lack of resources has contributed to moral injury on the job while Sutter Health continues to turn a profit.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
October 5, 2021