Demanding safe staffing levels to ensure quality nursing care

US Nurses push for safe-staffing ratios in New York State

When you go to a hospital for care, you're likely to be just one of more than a dozen patients a nurse is caring for. The NYS Nursing Association says you're probably not getting the full attention that you need because their members are being asked to look after more patients than is reasonable. The association is working with state lawmakers on a bill that would require hospitals to hire more nurses to fulfil mandated nurse-to-patient ratios.