Staffing Law Workshops
Workshop 1--The Staffing Law: New Rights and Opportunities for Nurses to Improve Patient Care

Learning Outcome: Participants in this program will be able to identify at least three elements of the new staffing law.

  • Restate the five primary elements of the law.
  • Restate the duties of committee members.
  • Recognize practice skills needed to advocate for strong staffing plans.

Workshop 2--Implementing the Staffing Law: How Nurse Leaders Can Use Data and Collective Action to Achieve and Enforce Effective Staffing Plans

Learning Outcome: Identify at least three concepts that support creating effective facility staffing plans under the new staffing law.

  • Explain how organizing and collective action advance staffing improvements.
  • Identify concrete tasks of workplace leaders during the first two phases of implementation of the staffing law.
  • Identify the unit-by-unit raw data necessary to support facility staffing plan proposals and the role of the unit leader in gathering this raw data.
  • Identify the external relationships necessary to support strong facility staffing plans and the opportunities to expand healthcare workers’ capacities to advocate.
  • Identify the phases of implementation of staffing law, corresponding actions.