I am not a nurse. My mother is a retired RN and my sister is an RN. My father is currently in the hospital. He is 78. For the past week, we have seen the nursing staff working hard. However this does not translate into adequate patient care. It seems that the nurses have too many patients to care for. Is this happening in all the hospitals? How many patients per nurse would guarantee adequate nursing on a regular medical floor. What is the current number of patients per nurse where you are?