Keep Patients Safe
While the State of New Jersey does little to improve staffing levels, nurses and patients can take action, so every patient gets the care they need, when they need it.
Current staffing regulations in New Jersey, which offer coverage only in ICU or critical care units, have not been updated since 1987. Technology, reduced hospital stays, and patients have undergone drastic changes, but our regulations have remained stagnant, unchanged, and unenforced.
Know the Facts
Research studies show that safe staffing is linked to better patient outcomes and improved working conditions. HPAE has compiled those studies that indicate that having enough nursing staff at the bedside improves patient care, facilitates the retention of qualified, experienced nurses and leads to a reduction in workplace injuries.
Use Your Voice: Send a message to your NJ Senator in Trenton.