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

A 7 Percent Increase in Risk of Injury or Death

The Science of Patient Safety “Each additional patient above four that a nurse is assigned to care for produced a 7 percent increase in injury or death, a 23 percent increase in nurse burnout and a 15 percent increase in job dissatisfaction.” Hospital Nurse Staffing and Patient Mortality, Nurse Burnout, and Job Dissatisfaction   Journal of the American Medical Association, October, 2002   Read More The Reality of Risk   Real nurses report about real shifts, with real lives on the line “3 RNs, one had 7 patients, one had 6 and charge nurse had 5 patients. High acuity patients with many, many requests. Difficult to properly assess a patient with TONs of interruptions.”
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