Nurse Staffing Hours Indicator

The NHSN Nurse Staffing Hours Indicator, Nursing Hours per Patient Day (NHPPD), has been developed to provide facilities with a tool to assess the value nursing staff provides around patient safety and care quality.  The indicator includes registered nurses (RN), licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN) as well as unlicensed assistive personal (UAP) such as orderlies and certified nursing assistants.

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Please be sure to read the information on this page (updated frequently) before contacting the NHSN Help Desk with questions. If you still need assistance, please email with subject line “Nurse Staffing Hours”.