Hello!I am a nurse in NC at a small hospital on a medical-surgical floor. We also have telemetry patients as well. Our facility is implementing "swing" beds which according to our administration only counts as "half of a patient" in regards to nurse to patient ratios. This is a status change on a patient so they can stay in their same room to continue with rehab therapies until ready to go home. Well, we have decided that the care is not changing, they are still patients that require nursing care as well. That's only the beginning...They have now done away with a house supervisor and a charge nurse. They gave us 7-8 patients each yesterday on day shift. HELP!!Can I refuse this patient load? Can I just not clock in? This is UNSAFE for patients.