Hospitals and nurses share the
same goal — delivering safe patient care
pharmacists, therapists and staff from all disciplines work together as a team
to support a culture of safety. Minnesota’s hospitals value the important and
trusted role our nurses play in providing high-quality care. Every day, nurse
leaders work with bedside and charge nurses to appropriately staff units based
on individual patient needs and on the training, experience and capabilities of
the care team.
View MHA’s nurse staffing fact sheet and issue backgrounder for additional information.
View FAQs on nurse staffing.
Nurse staffing plan resources
Legislators, hospitals and the
nurses’ union worked hard in 2013 to develop a lasting compromise that would
provide for greater transparency and reporting of nurse staffing levels in
Under the Nurse Staffing Plan
Disclosure Act, staffing plans are shared with key hospital employees and
annual nurse staffing plans are publicly posted on MHA’s quality website, www.mnhospitalquality.org.
Hospitals are required to
report on a quarterly basis how their actual nurse staffing levels and patient
census compared to their nurse staffing plans. This information has been posted
online since July 1, 2014, and is updated quarterly. Key data points available include average number of patients per 24-hour period and worked hours per patient day.