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Margaret Burnside

Location

Kent State University at Trumbull Campus

Start Date

12-4-2017 12:00 AM

Abstract

The rise in patient numbers and increase in patient acuity in recent decades have stressed the ability of nurses to provide optimal care. The number of patients each nurse is assigned per shift can be referred to as the “staffing ratio.” 1

Do improvements in the nurse staffing ratio have a positive effect on nurses and patient outcomes?

Literature synthesis included a majority of quantitative research articles from medical and nursing journals within the past 5 years.

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Minimum Staffing Ratios for RNs

Kent State University at Trumbull Campus

The rise in patient numbers and increase in patient acuity in recent decades have stressed the ability of nurses to provide optimal care. The number of patients each nurse is assigned per shift can be referred to as the “staffing ratio.” 1

Do improvements in the nurse staffing ratio have a positive effect on nurses and patient outcomes?

Literature synthesis included a majority of quantitative research articles from medical and nursing journals within the past 5 years.