[Answered] NR 533 Week 4 Discussion: Staffing Ratios


NR 533 Financial Management In Healthcare Organizations


Staffing is one of the largest expenditures for healthcare organizations. It stands to reason that for some organizations a mandatory staffing ratio could negatively impact their financial bottom line. Sometimes ratios can … different within an organization based on acuity of patients or type of unit. Explore your own organization staffing ratio policy. What is/are the ratio(s) and how they are determined? What variables affect the ratios? Have they … mandated by state legislation or organizational policy? How is your operational budget (unit or department) … by the staffing ratio … to it?


Our industry confronts enormous difficulties, particularly in light of COVID-19 and the deteriorating nurse shortage. The general health of patients, the happiness of nurses, and the use of high-quality care practices by healthcare organizations depend on the determination of an adequate and safe nurse-to-patient ratio……

A safe and sustainable nurse-to-patient ratio is associated with improved nurse-sensitive patient outcomes (Driscoll et al., 2017). Nurse leaders and healthcare institutions must have staffing guidelines as well as a staffing committee to ensure standards.….please click the purchase button below to access entire answer at $5