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

Building Trust in the Nurse to Patient Relationship

By Carrie Mortrud, RN   Year after year, the annual Gallup poll reports nurses are the most trusted profession. Nurses don’t take this for granted. We value this each and every year we receive the acknowledgement. What does it take, however, for a patient to trust his or her nurse completely?   My most influential trust experience as a bedside nurse occurred in my first six months as a nurse at a transitional care center. This patient was injured by a gunshot wound and was wheelchair bound. He likely suffered from depression being a young male in his 20s now facing a life without the ability to walk, run, and play ball as he once did. He spent many, many hours a day just lying in his bed refusing therapies, refusing rehab, and refusing care.   The patient also occasionally refused treatments delivered…
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