Is there a set minimum nurse-patient ratio for Alabama or can an institution make any grid they want?
Jan 18, '12
No set minimum, but it generally varies by shift. I would love to tell you that acuity is taken into account, but unfortunately, that is not the case in most circumstances. At my facility, day shift expects anywhere from 5-7 (usually 7) and night can expect 6-8 (usually 8).