Nurse Staffing 101
Nurse Staffing 101 is a resource for RNs in developing effective and facility-specific approaches to optimal staffing decisions and plans. It covers the essential topics:
Historical and political setting of safe staffing
Workplace, safety, and quality considerations
Examples of professional nursing practice models
Staffing at the organizational level in terms of workload variances
Current practices and possible solutions for determining and achieving the requisite staffing levels and measureable quality outcomes
To further assist RNs in staffing decision-making: a checklist based on ANA’s Principles for Nurse Staffing and extensive references on the substantive body of evidence on the link between adequate nurse staffing and better patient outcomes.