Nurses protest for better conditions

Protesters complain about patient ratios. Neki Mohan, Local 10, February 6, 2012 Fort Lauderdale - Dozens of nurses lined the entrance to the Florida Medical Center campus of North Shore Hospital on Monday morning, holding signs saying, "We want to be heard," and "Unsafe Working Conditions." The major complaint is that too many patients are assigned to each nurse. "On the night shift, we can have up to eight patients to one nurse," said Ellen Newlan, a 15-year veteran of the hospital. Newlan said nurses are overwhelmed and rushed, and that affects patient care. ... Nurses