Under the MN Nurse Practice Act, you are obligated to advocate for your patients in situations that may threaten their safety. If you have a situation where you feel that unsafe staffing is a concern in your facility, please report it to the appropriate manager/supervisor/administrator at the time that it occurs.
MNA also provides you an opportunity to fill out Concern for Safe Staffing forms. These forms are used to:
You may choose to provide this form to your manager/supervisor/administrator or not. The important thing is that you vigorously advocate for safe staffing by reporting unsafe situations to the appropriate manager/supervisor/administrator at the time it occurs.
When filling out this form, please be sure to maintain the privacy of your patients by leaving out specific identifying data and specific patient diagnoses and actions.
Thank you for taking the time to document your nursing advocacy.