I'm fairly new to nursing (5 months exp) and have been on a telemetry unit now for over a month. When hired, I was told(assured) by the manager(big surprise) that the day shift had been getting 4 or 5 pts and 5-6 on nights.This is a floor which does line pulls and many drips.It's changing now. The hopital is opening a new unit, a step-down from ICU but higher acuity than our tele floor. Basically, we are to be "Stable tele". The PROBLEM I see is that they are staffing days with 6 pts and nights with 6 to 8. Soon it will be 8-10 pts with one or 2 LVN's. Is this Med-Surg staffing safe for tele? Personally I think this staffing is UNSAFE for ANY unit! I'm probably being naive, but thats how I see it. Thanks.