I just graduated from nursing school, and I'm looking to relocate. One of the states I'm considering is NY. How are the nurse to patient ratios in NY, especially in Manhattan. I interviewed for nursing positions in some of the biggest hospitals in Manhattan and wanted to know the real picture. Do they have nursing assistants? I know recruiters can make it all look rosy. Anyone that can please give me a heads up, it would really be appreciated. nyp? mt. sinai?