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Guide to inpatient nurse staffing models

    Nurse leaders are charged with deploying staffing resources to support the delivery of safe, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. Over the years, organizations have experimented with a number of different staffing models to meet the needs of their changing patient populations and care environments.

    Use this page to understand legacy and next-generation inpatient staffing models. Then, view the “additional resources” to the right of each model to see case profiles of how organizations have rolled out those models within their facilities.

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