Our Work

Every day, Minnesota nurses are committed to their patients, working to ensure they receive the care they deserve. That’s why nurses are advocating for policy changes that support the health of all Minnesotans.

When you support our efforts, you help promote safe, quality care.

Your support has helped us:

  • Develop the first contract in the nation to permit closure of units when nurses can not safely care for patients due to short staffing.
  • Call for a constitutional amendment to secure healthcare as a right for all Minnesotans.
  • Restore funding for medical assistance to Minnesota’s most vulnerable populations by expanding Medicaid

By supporting our efforts to advocate for safe nurse-to-patient ratios, you can help us save lives.

Nurse Story

Notes from the Frontline

Reports submitted by nurses paint a concerning picture of patient safety behind hospital walls. From being inadequately prepared with enough staff to handle crises, to providing little or no help when nurses call for it, patient lives are too often at risk in a system without a Standard of Care.   Patient required a stay of over 9 hours in the hospital and had a blood reaction that was provided minimal observation due to lack of staff. During shift hospital was working with our skeleton staffing and had a compliment of ED patients. Code Blue in another building required hospital staff  to respond. This left a full hospital of patients, including a new mother and newborn baby, ER patient, and an incoming ambulance to be managed by one RN and one aide. At 3:00 p.m, patient's discharge paperwork was mostly done and personal arrangements made for pick up. Yet she…
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