What are the nurse to patient ratios ? Average pay? CNA to patient ratio?
turnforthenurse, MSN, NP
Specializes in ER, progressive care.
Has 7 years experience.
Feb 7, 2013
I'm pretty sure the PCU/telemetry areas have ratios of 1:3-4. Doesn't CA have a law that mandates ratios for different units?
Has 4 years experience.
I work PCU. Our max is 4, however depending on acuity and if you have a cardiac gtt then the ratio is 1:3. Regarding CNAs, on our unit our max pts is 32, if we're lucky we would get 1 cna, but technically we should have 2 for 32 pts. All depends on sitter cases and productivity on the unit.
Feb 8, 2013
I work in a pcu and our ratio is 3:1 but we go up to 5 depending on staffing with gtts and lvads. Some times all I do is put out fires all day.
Specializes in Telemetry, Psych.
Has 2 years experience.
Mar 24, 2013
3:1 ratios in my experience. Pay varies greatly in California. San Francisco Bay being the highest, wages up to $70/hour at Kaiser in some places, $30 an hour at certain hospitals near Los Angeles.
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