At my nursing school, I saw a poster pushing for safer nurse/patient ratios. I can't remember all of the details, but I remember a call for Med/Surg ratios of 1:4, ICU of 1:1, step down of 1:3. I think that in an ideal world, this would be great. I think burnout would happen less often and that patients would be safer. But this is a greedy world, and I can't help but think that if hospitals had to staff with these ratios in mind, nurse pay would decrease and less nursing assistive personnel would be hired, meaning nurses would possibly be paid less to handle more. What do you think?