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.


Carondelet St. Mary’s Nurses to Hold Press Conference Advocating for Safe Patient Care in Their Hospital, Community

Registered nurses from Tenet-owned Carondelet St. Mary’s in Tucson will hold a press conference on Wednesday, July 14 to speak out on unsafe staffing in their facility.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
July 12, 2021

Cook County RNs to hold one-day strike over staffing concerns that could jeopardize patient care

Registered nurses represented by National Nurses Organizing Committee who work at Cook County Health will hold a one-day strike Thursday, June 24, 2021.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
June 23, 2021

Tri-City Medical Center RNs to Hold Public Action to Address Safe Staffing, and Nurse Recruitment and Retention Concerns

Registered nurses will hold a public action on Tuesday, June 22, at Tri-City Medical Center Hospital in, Oceanside, Calif., to express ongoing concerns about safe staffing and improvements they say the hospital needs to retain experienced RNs and recruit new nurses.

California Nurses Association
June 21, 2021