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The ANA Avalere White Paper on Nurse Staffing is now available through the following link. Anyone wishing to download the copy can do so free of charge after completing a quick registration form:


ANA's Safe Staffing Saves Lives Website


Voices of Safe Staffing - Nurses Know What Patients Need!

While a new law that mandates acuity-based staffing levels in the ICU is implemented by the Department of Public Health, the subject of safe staffing continues to be a hot topic for nurses across the Commonwealth.  Nurses across the state are sharing their experiences and demanding staffing that ensures the safety of patients and nurses.
As the professional organization that represents nurses across the Commonwealth, independent of role, education, or union affiliation, we want you to know that we are advocating on behalf of you!  The following resources are designed to provide you with more information about the issue of safe staffing and the implementation of the new law:

  • Please click here to read the final Health Policy Commission Safe Staffing Regulation. 

  • Please click here. to read the testimony that our organization provided on this subject to the state‚Äôs Health Policy Commission.

  • Please click here to view video excerpts of ANA Massachusetts leaders and members speaking about the topic of safe staffing

  • Please click here to go to the ANA Safe Staffing Saves Lives website for additional information.

As the state affiliate of the American Nurses Association, the oldest professional nursing organization, ANA MA ensures that the voice of nurses is heard across the Commonwealth and across the nation.
ANA Massachusetts strives to help registered nurses across the Commonwealth stay up to date on the major issues that affect their practice.  We are here to serve you.  aRe you iN?
Please share with us your thoughts on this important topic at
More safe staffing information, click here.


ANA Mass testifies to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission on important staffing regulations.

ANA  Massachusetts Testimony, click here.
ANA Massachusetts Director and Staff Nurse Gayle Peterson testimony, click here.


The Massachusetts Patients Win - House and Senate Unanimously pass staffing solution

ANA Massachusetts, the voice of registered nursing in Massachusetts, applauds the efforts of Senate Majority Leader Stan Rosenberg, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Leaders on their hard work to come to a resolution on the hospital nurse staffing issue.  We also are grateful for the prompt adoption of this bill by the Massachusetts House and Senate, and thank the Governor for signing it into law as we believe it advances patient safety.  ANA Massachusetts and its members look forward to our participation in the implementation of this vital legislation.

Important Message from ANA Massachusetts President, click here.

ANA Massachusetts Action Alert, click here.
Safe Staffing Testimony, click here

Nurse staffing ratio law may prompt debate between stakeholders

The Health Policy Commission will begin discussions in October about how to implement part of a new nurse staffing law, but already some stakeholders are gearing up for a fight.

Full article, click here.

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