Running head: NURSE STAFFING RATIO
Nurse Staffing Ratio
NURSE STAFFING RATIO
Effective Approaches in Leadership and Management: Nursing Staff Ratios
Nurse staffing ratios have been the topic of discussion within our hospitals as well as
legislative level. With the dissatisfaction of nurses and a continuous increase in shortages of
nurses, it is difficult to believe in the near future that this problem has a resolution. There is
understaffing and overworking of nurses, who lack support from a staffing standpoint together
with individual wellness view. It is unrealistic for an individual to expect these nurses to
continue working under these adverse conditions and fail to become physically and emotionally
burnt out. If a nurse lacks enough support, it is inconsiderable to expect them to offer efficient,
safe, and continuous patient care. It is necessary for the nurse to maintain their physical and
mental well-being. This paper discusses nursing staff ratios issue that has been increasing within
the nursing profession and what nursing managers and leaders together with federal or
organization support have been executed to find a resolution.
How nursing leaders and managers would approach the selected issue
For several decades, nurse-to-patient ratios issue has been a concerning debate in
hospitals. According to Nurse Staffing Ratios (2013), high rate of nurse staffing reduces the
morbidity of the patient, reduces acquired hospital complications, diminishes errors in
medication administration, and reduces general patients’ costs, which continues to be a probl...
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