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Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
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This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.
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The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses' and other health care professionals' awareness of the effects of nurse staffing ratios on quality of patient care. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
1. Define beneficence and nonmaleficence.
2. Discuss the effects of nurse-to-patient ratios and who is affected by understaffing.
3. Explain strategies for improvement and how positive changes can be accomplished.