Nursing

In the mix: Update: After MN nurses strike, a game of wait and see

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, June 14, 2010

On June 10, nurses from 14 Twin Cities hospitals participated in a one-day strike, the effect of which is still unknown. The disagreement is between the Minnesota Nurses Association and Twin Cities hospitals, and no one is sure who has the upper hand, reports the Star Tribune. Nurses want strict nurse-to-patient ratios, while hospitals want to decide those ratios on an as-needed basis. The sides are also disputing whether nurses should be allowed to float to other units and be sent home if the unit is experiencing a lull.

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