Title

Correlates of Licensed and Unlicensed Nurse Staffing Levels on Inpatient Psychiatric Units.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2015

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000120

Abstract

Nurse staffing on inpatient psychiatric units was examined using data from a national sample of 409 hospitals. Hospitals' nonpsychiatric unit staffing predicted psychiatric unit staffing, accounting for 15.2% and 6.8% of variability in licensed and unlicensed staffing, respectively. Licensed and unlicensed staffing on psychiatric units were inversely related. Of the non-California hospitals in the study, 70% had annual levels of psychiatric unit staffing exceeding California's mandated 1:6 licensed staffing ratio.

Journal Title

Journal of nursing care quality

Volume

30

Issue

4

First Page

359

Last Page

365

MeSH Keywords

Health Personnel; Hospital Units; Humans; Licensed Practical Nurses; Nurses; Patient Safety; Personnel Staffing and Scheduling; Psychiatric Nursing; Quality Indicators, Health Care; United States; Workforce

Keywords

Health Personnel; Hospital Units; Humans; Licensed Practical Nurses; Nurses; Patient Safety; Personnel Staffing and Scheduling; Psychiatric Nursing; Quality Indicators, Health Care; United States; Workforce

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