Nurse staffing is too important to leave to wishful thinking – we need detailed plans for achieving it

New workforce standards will help healthcare decision-makers see nurses as an asset, not just a cost

The pandemic has shown how central nurses are to patient safety, so it’s time decision-makers told us what they intend to do to meet fundamental workforce standards

This past year has shown us all the critical importance of skilled nursing care to the safety of patients.

The biggest challenge during the pandemic was not making sure we had enough beds or enough ventilators, but that we had enough nurses with the right skills to care for acutely ill patients.

Quite simply, workforce is the make or break issue in care delivery.


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