The hospital can feel like a war zone at times a never ending battle against sickness and injury. That’s why it’s important to have the right amount of soldiers with the right skill sets to get the job done. In the case of this blog post these soldiers are nurses. An optimal nurse to patient ratio is crucial when considering patient outcomes and duration of hospital stays. Nurses are like the worker ants of the hospital scrambling from room to room providing treatment, care, and even doing the dirty work. All of this hustle and bustle can wear down a nursing staff. That is why it is important to put forth a strategy that keeps everyone at the top of their game. Adequate staffing levels have been proven to reduce medical and medication errors, decrease patient complications, improve patient satisfaction, and reduce nurse fatigue. Finding the best staffing solutions often require steady leadership. We are strongest when we are united and standing up for our beliefs.