Nurse Staffing Research Paper

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Large patient loads combined with a stressful work environment affects nurses’ abilities to provide quality healthcare. Patient safety should never be compromised. It is our responsibility to learn from research and improve our current nurse staffing ratios. Nurse staffing is key and affects all other outcomes. Without nurses administering the right treatment at the right time to the right patients, all other healthcare interventions are not effective. Improvement of nurse staffing levels will improve the quality of care our patients receive. Memorial Hospital should adapt a staffing grid for each unit. According to the guidelines followed by California there should be a minimum number of patients per nurse. This number will vary

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