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    nurse patient ratios

    I am from Oklahoma and choose to travel because not only do I enjoy working in Calif. the pay is great and the nurse patient ratios are reasonable.

    I usually travel 6+ months a year. I will return to Okla for the holidays and work PRN for a couple of months.

    I would love to see Okla establish nurse patient ratios. I know this is asking a lot but each time I return to Okla to work I am overwhelmed by the number of patients assigned and the acuity of these patients. I worked on a neuro floor for a large hospital w/ a top notch trauma center. It was not uncommon to have 10+ patients. I usually only last about 4 months and then have to return to traveling because of major burnout.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to how this problem can be approached.

    Any help would be appreciated!

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    Re: nurse patient ratios

    yes come and stay at PALOMAR MEDICAL CENTER in Escondio,Ca with me where the patient to nurse ratio is 4 to a share croppin pea pickin flop eared okie myself. so check us out see you real soon....realundertaker

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    New Jersey

    Re: nurse patient ratios

    The first step is usually to contact your local nursing organizations and get involved in grass roots lobbying. I'd try contacting them and see what positions they are taking on the issue.

    Oklahoma Nurses Association
    6414 North Santa Fe Suite A Oklahoma City, OK 73116
    Phone 405.840.3476 Toll-Free Fax 405.840.3013

    Andrew Lopez, RN

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    Lightbulb Re: nurse patient ratios

    Hi Wanted to let everyone who is worried about the nursing shortage Tulsa Tech is providing Recruitment and Retention Seminars, Nurse Refresher courses, NCLEX, and nursing continuing ed. I think we can help keep new nurses in the field by mentoring our newbies

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    Re: nurse patient ratios

    Contact or both can help you National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC) is in Texas now and working for safe patient legislation. They are national nurses organization and union.
    In Solidarity

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