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

Guest column: Law requiring safe levels of nurse staffing will save lives

From MLive: By John Armelagos As a registered nurse, my top priority is keeping patients safe. So I was pleased to see MLive’s series “Invisible Threats, Invisible Victims” shed more light on the deadly problem of hospital-acquired infections. It’s important that the public also understand this piece of the puzzle: The number of patients your nurse is taking care of has a direct link to your chance of developing an infection. Not all infections are preventable. To the degree that they are, though, hospitals have an obligation to do everything they can to prevent them. One vital step they can take is to follow the medically recommended ratios of nurse-to-patients. On a post-surgical unit, for example, no more than four patients should be assigned to one nurse. When your nurse is stretched too thin, no matter how hard we…
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