Abstract

Public and professional concerns over the registered nurse shortage and its effect on quality of care have led to 18 state and 2 federal initiatives to ensure safe hospital nurse staffing. Policy analysis of registered nurses safe staffing legislation introduced by the Congress suggests that its implementation is not likely to achieve all of its stated goals. An alternative policy approach is introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-356
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Volume37
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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A Policy Analysis of Federal Registered Nurses Safe Staffing Legislation. / Keeler, Heidi J; Cramer, Mary E.

In: Journal of Nursing Administration, Vol. 37, No. 7-8, 01.01.2007, p. 350-356.

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