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

The Reality of Risk To Patient Safety

Nurses at the bedside who care for patients 24/7 have a real-time view of risk factors to patients in Minnesota hospitals. While employers point to safety records in defending themselves against claims of inadequate safety measures, too often nurses find themselves compensating for a system that fails to provide for the true needs of the patients. Here is an excerpt from just one of many reports submitted to the Minnesota Nurses Association by real nurses in Minnesota, during a real shift, with real lives on the line. “8 patients in the unit. 2 of the patients need 1:1 care. Only 4 RNs staffed. 1st RN had 3 patients. 2nd RN had 1:1 patient and a second patient. 3rd RN had 1:1 patient and a second patient. Charge nurse had 1 patient. We were short 2 RNs for the night shift.” Please sign the petition to help nurses help you secure a…
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