Support NJ Legislation For Safe Nurse To Patient Ratios

  1. SUPPORT NJ LEGISLATION FOR SAFE NURSE TO PATIENT RATIOS!!!
    Are you aware of NJ Legislation re-introduced this year for safe nurse to patient ratios, the bill also takes patient acuity into account click on this website www.safestaffing.com
    and view the bill, send the letter or your own personal letter. You dont have to be a nurse to send the letter!!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   pattylynn15
    Kudos to you. There is no better time than now to promote safe nursing practice in New Jersey. Now every RN can participate.
    Please tell all your colleagues to be at the State House in Trenton for the Safe Staffing Legislation Workshop. On May 13, 2004, at 11 am, NJSNA & NYSNA are sponsoring this workshop. It will be followed by a press conference and rally on the State House steps at 12 noon. Wear your uniform and bring a friend!
  4. by   GuyNurse
    There is nothing stated in the bill for LPN's. What about us?? Will hospitals start replacing some RN's with LPN's when the bill is passed? They need to include LPN's in this bill.

    Gino
  5. by   pattylynn15
    Dear GayNurse,
    This piece of legislation addresses specific RN to patient ratios, irrespective of how many LPNs are on the unit. One of the problems with the Calif. safe staffing bill was that they did not state "Registered Nurses" specifically, and the hospitals wanted to include LPNs and LVNs in the mix. By specifically addressing RN:Patient ratios, we prevent the hospitals from replacing RNs with LPNs, LVNs, and technicians.

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