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

The Reality of Risk To Patient Safety

Nurses at the bedside who care for patients 24/7 have a real-time view of risk factors to patients in Minnesota hospitals. While employers point to safety records in defending themselves against claims of inadequate safety measures, too often nurses find themselves compensating for a system that fails to provide for the true needs of the patients. Here is an excerpt from just one of many reports submitted to the Minnesota Nurses Association by real nurses in Minnesota, during a real shift, with real lives on the line. “8 patients in the unit. 2 of the patients need 1:1 care. Only 4 RNs staffed. 1st RN had 3 patients. 2nd RN had 1:1 patient and a second patient. 3rd RN had 1:1 patient and a second patient. Charge nurse had 1 patient. We were short 2 RNs for the night shift.” Please sign the petition to help nurses help you secure a…
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