Safe Staffing Ratios


Registered nurses at HCA’s Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose protesting unsafe staffing

Good Samaritan, San Jose RNs: Short Staffing, COVID-19 Surge Putting Patients at Risk

Registered nurses at HCA’s Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose will hold a social distancing action Monday to alert the public to what they say is an alarming trend of unsafe staffing throughout the hospital that, coupled with the ongoing pandemic surge, is putting patients at risk.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United


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