Hi everyone. I am new to nursing (LPN) I passed my boards in March. I know I have seen discussions about patient ratios, but I have a statement/question: I recently started a job in a nursing home, on the sub-acute floor the ratio is 1:12 (day shift)-is this normal? On the long term care floors, the ratio is 1:36 (day shift). How can this be right???? I'm scared!! And let me tell you the residents on the long term care floors have between 10-15 meds each. I don't know if i can do it! I need to know if this is the norm in New Jersey nursing home facilities. I became a nurse to help people, and now I'm scared I will do more harm than good. Thanks for any responses, I appreciate it!