California newborn nursery staff ratios

  1. Just wondering what the current staff ratio is in a well newborn nursery? is it 1 to 8 or 1 to 6?
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  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    1:8 or fewer infants per licensed nurse so long as they are well babies.
    Recently born or infants with suspected or actual illness such a bili babies, babies with respiratory problems or a fever must be 4 or fewer depending on acuity because in California ACOG guidelines are required for hospital licensure.