Scenario: Mary Jane Smith has recently accepted a position as nurse manager on 1 West, a medical surgical nursing unit at Mercy Hospital Center.
Mary Jane has been asked by the Chief Nursing Officer to prepare a personnel budget for the coming fiscal year. Mary Jane has collected the following information, in addition to what she has determined, based on nursing-sensitive indicator data discussed in Part A.
Average Daily Census 28
Unit Capacity 30
Average HPPD 8.8
Total Care Hours 96,360
Total Hours/employee/year 2,080
Average Salary per Employee Category
Nurseâ€™s Aide $12.00/hour