New York Nurse: April 2014

When I make rounds, I’m often taken aback by the skill and dedication nurses possess as they confront obstacles to care delivery. There are two threads that always stand out, however.

More than a dozen states have laws to varying degrees covering safe staffing. But only California requires minimum nurse-to-patient ratios be maintained at all times by unit as a matter of law. It’s been a resounding success.

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