HOSPITALS: How many pts does your floor hold?


Has 3 years experience.

How many patients is the maximum your floor can hold, and what is the staffing ratio? How many nurses are on and how many cna's? How does your hospital handle 1:1 needs?

NICUmiiki, DNP, NP

Specializes in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Has 7 years experience. 1,770 Posts

What type of unit are you asking about?


Specializes in Medical-Surgical/Float Pool/Stepdown. Has 6+ years experience. 1,224 Posts

What shift matters as well (along with the floors staffing budget which varies from floor to floor)

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 10 years experience. 3,048 Posts

There are 2 31 bed units on my floor. We are an intermediate floor so the ratio is usually 1:4-5. I am not sure about the stepdown or ICU units although I know stepdown is about 1:3-4 and ICU 1:1-2. We need a better acuity tool because even though I am on a, technically intermediate floor, we get some tough, complicated pts.