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

Beth Jasper

Nurse story: Worked to death

http://youtu.be/HWt9D_E-m6Q Beth Jasper, a nurse in Ohio, was killed in a car accident on her way home from the hospital where she worked.  Her husband, Jim, is suing that hospital because his wife was too tired from overwork and fell asleep at the wheel.  His suit claims the hospital knowingly was understaffed, which led to her drowsy condition.   He said her overwork was a pattern as Beth Jasper was routinely called into the hospital because managers hadn't hired more nurses who could work with dialysis patients.
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