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

tired nurses=decision regret

Tired nurses regret their healthcare decisions more

From the American Journal of Critical Care: Hospital patients would be devastated to hear that their nurses later regretted the decisions they made while caring for them.   Critical care patients are especially at risk because the decisions nurses can make are likely to have more impact.  However, this January, 2014 study shows fatigued nurses are more likely to make decisions they later regret, which leads negative emotions, nurse burnout, and nurse turnover rate. Nurses frequently report fatigue from staffing situations where there are too many patients for each nurse to care for at one time.  Nurses are then asked to extend their shifts-even if they've already worked 12 hours-or come in again for a new shift while still fatigued from their last one. The study method involved asking 605 nurses, and decision regret was reported by 157 of…
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