What is your nurse-patient ratio? - page 5

I'm a new grad RN about to start on a med-surg floor. I was told that on days I will have 4-5 patients and on nights 7-8. Does this sound normal/manageable?... Read More

  1. by   PacoUSA
    Our med/tele unit (at a hospital on Long Island in NY) is on average 4:1 or 5:1. Have on occasion seen 6:1 but that's pretty rare. Same for day or night shift. I guess it's because our unit is well staffed.