Recently we have had some changes due to the healthcare reform and watching the budget closer and having to balance staffing, patient safety, and budget.Our Charge RNs rarely ever have taken patients but every other hospital I have worked for we did. So now, our Charge RNs are furious and dragging the units down with negativity. So, my question is... do your charge RNs take patients? I work on a stepdown/intermediate care unit. Our staff RN ratios are 4-5:1 days and nights and our Charge has been taking 1-3 patients.Thanks for you input!