Please come and sign a petition to lower the Nurse-to-Patient ratio. - page 2

Please come and sign a petition to lower the Nurse-to-Patient ratio in Nevada. It's a safety issue. Go to: Thank-you, Every signature helps! Dianne Moore, RN... Read More

  1. by   -jt
    <<Short staffing is compromising patient safety. Some local hospitals staff with 6 to 8 patients per RN with no Aid to assist, some with 10 patients to 1 RN with 1 Aid. California recently passed a ruling on a 6 to 1 ratio and it may be advantageous for Nevada to follow suit.>>

    In view of the problems occurring with the California staffing law & the hospitals there now saying the 1:6 can be any kind of nurse - not specifically 1 RN to 6 pts, & trying to fill those ratios & vacant RN positions with LPNs instead of RNs, it might be a good idea to make clear in the petition, from the start, that you are talking about REGISTERED NURSE staffing ratios - not "any-nurse" ratios.
  2. by   Nurse Nevada

    Thank you for your advice, I will change the wording immediately! Don't know why I didn't think of it knowing the problems they are facing now.

    Also, thanks for the advice on linking to neighboring state associations.

    I am meeting with the NNA today to discuss direction.

    All advice is welcomed! If anyone has ideas please keep them coming. This is great! I don't feel so alone in this mission.

    Dianne Moore, RN
  3. by   Nurse Nevada
    To all of you that wrote a testimonial of your own experiences with a high patient load:

    I posted some of the testimonials on the website at:

    If you do want your testimonial posted, please contact me at:

    Thank you for all your support!

    Nurse Nevada