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Nurse to patient ratio

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by Bonny619 Bonny619 (Member)

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In Illinois?

My parents are dying for me to move back to the Illinois/Indiana area and im wondering about the ratios. Wondering if it is much different from California.

What's the norm?

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oMerMero specializes in ICU.

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what type of unit are you referring to? what shifts?

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meownsmile is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho.

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I think it depends on the facility. If you are working a facility that doesnt utilize LPN's you may see 4-5 patients with a CNA. If you work in a facility that DOES utilize LPN's it would be more like 7-9 generally. Some days more some less depending on census. We dont have the ratio rules like California.

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I'm a student and I was at this one hospital, regular med/surgical floor, the RN had an LVN AND a technical partner and only 5 patients. I mean, im not complaining, but it was pretty crazy.

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mamason has 5 years experience and specializes in cardiac.

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I work tele. Depending on the acuity, I usually get 4-6 on a day shift. NA usually has around 6-7 depending on the acuity also. It works well for me. Southern Illinois is my location, close to St. Louis, Mo.

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