Minimum Staffing Levels Could Help Stem Nurses’ Exodus, Experts Say

By Bridget Early / May 16, 2022 at 3:12 PM
Setting up federal minimum staffing levels for nurses and creating centralized databases that track providers’ performance and nurses’ moral injury rates could help counteract the explosion of young nurses leaving the workforce, experts said during a recent Bipartisan Policy Center panel discussion. The recommendations come as CMS faces fire from nursing homes over its new plan to establish minimum staffing requirements for that sector. Young nurses are leaving the field in higher-than-anticipated numbers, experts said during the panel, and with...

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