California recently received a 'D' grade for its ratio of working registered nurses to state residents.
According to the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care report card, the state averages 644 working registered nurses per 100,000 residents, about half the number recommended for an 'A' grade from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.
In a California Healthline Special Report by Mina Kim, experts discuss the state's nurse-to-resident ratio and the effect it could have on patient care.
The Special Report includes comments from:
- Deloras Jones, executive director of CINHC;
- Pamela Lassetter, assistant director of the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board; and
- DeAnn McEwen, a member of the California Nurses Association's Council of Presidents (Kim, California Healthline, 2/15).
The complete transcript of this report is available as a PDF.
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