Quality and Safety
AMITA Health is an award-winning health system committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality healthcare to all. We advocate for policies designed to ensure quality and safety for our patients and associates.
The Quality Showcase helps us to educate and engage legislators and gives them a deeper understanding of how we deliver high quality, compassionate care to the patients we serve.
Nurse staffing ratios are rigid nurse to patient ratios for various types of patients without consideration for patient needs, staff skills, experience, clinical setting and desired patient outcomes.
Nurse Licensure Compact
The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement that allows “mutual recognition” of a nursing license between member states. Under the NLC, member states allow a nurse that resides in and possesses a current Compact nursing license to practice in any of the other member states without obtaining additional licensure in that state. It applies to both registered and practical nurses and is also referred to as a multi-state license.