Unfortunately, there is no actual standard for numbers of educators per staff in hospitals or healthcare facilities. However, I would recommend that you contact ChrysMarie Suby. She is the president of the Labor Management Institute & has been collecting actual
staffing data for a very long time. http://www.lminstitute.com/1864/10701.html
In the last few years, she has also begun collecting information on the number of educators. All of her information is available by specialty area and type of facility so it is much easier to interpret. (Note: I have no financial or other interest in LMI - just a fan)
I think that those of us employed in the service side of nursing education would welcome any additional research in this area that would help to establish some standards. The ongoing problem has always been "education is necessary - educators are not
" (actual quote from a CEO that I once worked with . . long ago & far away). But we all know that when managers are expected to function as educators, it is highly unlikely that they will be able to do either job very well. Another issue is lack of acceptance of the competencies that have been established by the ANPD (ANPD - Association for Nursing Professional Development
) - and lack of incentives for educators to become certified in NPD.