For Nurses

Have you worked a shift that was short staffed? Was patient care compromised due to your hospital not scheduling enough nurses for duty?

Fill out a Concern for Safe Staffing form and help us advocate for safe nurse-to-patient ratios.

These forms are used to:

  • Track and identify trends in threats to patient safety that Registered Nurses have reported as a result of short staffing situations.
  • Provide Minnesota Nurses Association the information to identify and address these trends with hospital management.
  • Document the actions you took to advocate on the behalf of your patients.

We thank you in advance for taking the time to document your nursing advocacy!

Nurse Story

Beth Jasper

Nurse story: Worked to death Beth Jasper, a nurse in Ohio, was killed in a car accident on her way home from the hospital where she worked.  Her husband, Jim, is suing that hospital because his wife was too tired from overwork and fell asleep at the wheel.  His suit claims the hospital knowingly was understaffed, which led to her drowsy condition.   He said her overwork was a pattern as Beth Jasper was routinely called into the hospital because managers hadn't hired more nurses who could work with dialysis patients.
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