Nurses in New Jersey and throughout the nation have had enough of chronic understaffing!
The nursing workforce is in crisis. Years of industry neglect at the hands of our hospital employers, exacerbated by unsafe conditions during the pandemic, have left registered nurses feeling abandoned, distressed, and physically exhausted. As a result of these working conditions, many nurses have chosen to leave bedside nursing helping to creating the staffing crisis we find ourselves in now.
Our elected officials can help solve this problem by co-sponsoring “The Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2023.” These bills (H.R. 2530 and S.1113) establish minimum nurse-to-patient ratios so healthcare professionals can meet their obligations to patient safety while at the same time, addressing the nursing shortage and retention problem which is creating a dangerous cycle for them and their mental and physical health.
Please take a moment right now to send a pre-written e-mail to your member of the House of Representatives as well as both your U.S. Senators urging them to support nurses and to become a co-sponsor of “The Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2023.”