Safe Staffing Ratios


Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

RNs Applaud Reintroduction of Federal Safe Staffing Bills Mandating Nurse-to-Patient Ratios

National Nurses United applauds the reintroduction of the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown in the Senate and Rep. Jan Schakowsky in the House. This important legislation addresses an epidemic of deliberate understaffing in our nation’s hospitals that puts patients and the public at risk, said National Nurses United.

National Nurses United
May 8, 2019


Ohio nurses want law limiting nurse-patient ratios

Arguing that hospitals put patient care at risk by overworking essential front-line caregivers, nurses across Ohio are pushing lawmakers to limit the number of patients for whom they are responsible.

Jim Siegel, The Columbus Dispatch
February 14, 2017


What Nurses Really Wants

This Nurses Week, all the pizza in the world won’t make up for our employers’ lack of respect

Each year, there’s a special week to honor America’s most trusted profession: nurses! We become nurses because it’s our calling, and we do it for our patients, not for accolades. But we also know that the oath we take to help and heal all people — is constantly hindered by employers who cut corners to boost profits. And that makes management’s “We appreciate you!” box of Krispy Kremes during Nurses Week fall a bit flat.

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United