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News spotlight: Minnesota nurses reject proposed contract, leaving hospital officials "disappointed"

Nurse Leader Insider, July 5, 2010

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Officials of the Minnesota Twin City hospitals say they are disappointed after the Minnesota Nurses Union rejected the most recent contract proposal including compromises on pension and staffing ratios, the issues that resulted in a walkout back on June 10.

The hospitals rejected the nurses' proposal of solidifying nurse-to-patient ratios in the nurses' contracts, arguing that there is no hard evidence whether this improvement will help the quality of patient care.

Since May 1, as many as 4,400 out-of-state nurses have applied for licensure in Minnesota, including 825 applicants since Friday, June 25.

Source: Star Tribune



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