We’ve made historic progress advocating for safe patient limits!
We’re just getting started.
Together, we are building a powerful grassroots movement, organizing and advocating for safe patient limits and a stronger voice for nurses in healthcare.
Nurses of Pennsylvania started in the summer of 2017 with a handful of nurses fed up with Pennsylvania’s staffing and patient care crisis and the politicians who do nothing about it. Since then, we’ve made hundreds of visits to our legislators, put on PA’s first-ever Safe Staffing Summit, delivered 10k petitions to the Capitol in an ambulance, crowdfunded billboards, and helped elect pro-safe staffing candidates. In so doing, we have garnered more support for safe patient limits legislation than ever before, and we’re just getting started.
With the power of thousands of nurses banding together to make our patient advocacy louder and more impactful, we are making clear that nurses are a political force that can no longer be ignored, and we’re making historic progress in the fight for safe patient limits.
After April, we’re working on big plans to send a clear message during Nurses Week: politicians don’t get to say they love nurses, if they don’t support nurses and safe patient limits. (Nurses week starts May 6th.)
We’ve got a hard fight ahead of us, and we also know that, together, we can make a whole lot of progress in the next few months.
If you’re ready to take action here’s 4 things you can do next:
- Sign our petition for safe patient limits in hospitals and nursing homes to tell your legislator we need safe patient limits, and to get added to our email and text updates on our work and how to get involved.
- Contribute to help fund our movement. We’ll never outspend the healthcare corporation lobbyists, but we don’t need to. We simply need enough resources to help make the voices of thousands of nurses louder than their money.
- Sign up to lead a visit to your legislator in our Meet Your Legislator Month during April. We’ll reach out soon and work with you, provide you with some tools and training, and support you to be successful in scheduling and helping to run a meeting with your local legislators.
- Share your story. Our most powerful tool we have as nurses is to share our stories about why this matters with each other, with the public, and with politicians. It’s time to break the silence. If you want to help contribute nurse stories for our emails, social media, or other public outreach, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to send us letters, videos, whatever you want people to know about why safe patient limits is important to you (just don’t violate HIPAA or talk about your employer specifically!).
Check where your legislators stand on safe patient limits
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Find research and other resources on safe staffing laws.
Why Nurses are Coming Together:
Breaking Point: Pennsylvania’s Patient Care Crisis
We surveyed 1,000 nurses who work in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care and more — from Scranton to Erie to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia — and the results show a clear crisis in patient care with nurses spending less time at the bedside, chronic understaffing, and high turnover.
About Nurses of Pennsylvania
Nurses of Pennsylvania is an organization of, by and for nurses focused on improving the beside care nurses provide. PA nurses work in cities and small towns, at large hospitals, in nursing homes and more – tied together by their commitment to their patients, their families and their communities. United for quality care, Nurses of Pennsylvania is focused on leading the state to a healthcare system that puts patients first.