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

Guest column: Law requiring safe levels of nurse staffing will save lives

From MLive: By John Armelagos As a registered nurse, my top priority is keeping patients safe. So I was pleased to see MLive’s series “Invisible Threats, Invisible Victims” shed more light on the deadly problem of hospital-acquired infections. It’s important that the public also understand this piece of the puzzle: The number of patients your nurse is taking care of has a direct link to your chance of developing an infection. Not all infections are preventable. To the degree that they are, though, hospitals have an obligation to do everything they can to prevent them. One vital step they can take is to follow the medically recommended ratios of nurse-to-patients. On a post-surgical unit, for example, no more than four patients should be assigned to one nurse. When your nurse is stretched too thin, no matter how hard we…
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