Nurse Practice

PASNAP’s mission and vision require us to promote quality health care, the interests of our members, patient safety, better working conditions, professional empowerment, and the establishment of laws to protect patients. In contrast, hospitals have embraced the corporate health care model, which has resulted in huge profits to the detriment of patients. Many hospitals have resisted establishing safe nurse-to-patient ratios, and the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing has failed to advocate for safe staffing legislation, even though a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicated a significant association between high nurse-patient ratios and increased patient mortality.

The  Nurse Practice and Patient Advocacy Committee meets several times a year and discusses subjects like contract language, mandatory overtime enforcement, current legislation, safe staffing, experiences across the state, and other important issues.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm (after the PASNAP board meeting) in the Conshohocken office. All members are welcome to attend.

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