Our District Health Board is currently undergoing 'scoping' of the senior nurse positions. We are a National referral centre and considered a tertiary and quarternery health care facility. Our current ratio of senior nurses (educators, nurse managers, clinical nurse specialists, etc.) to staff nurses is 1:6. How does this compare to other similar centres around the world? Does anyone know of any reearch that shows whether the ratio of senior nurses to staff nurses affects patient outcomes or staff retention?
Jul 10, '03
There is something that most Emergency services use in australia and i belive the world, called the span of controle. i says that for every 5-7 people there should be 1 superviser.
it would work like this 1 Boss 5 supervisors then 25 workers and so on