Calculating a Nursing Personnel Budget. Dr. Belal Hijji, RN, PhD December 6, 2011. Learning Outcomes. At the end of this clinical day, students will be able to: Calculate the nursing personnel budget required for a nursing unit. Scenario.
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Calculating a Nursing Personnel Budget
Dr. Belal Hijji, RN, PhD
December 6, 2011
At the end of this clinical day, students will be able to:
Average daily census x nursing hours x 1.4 x 1.4/ 8
Average daily census (ADC) = 17 patients.
Hours per patient day (HPPD) = 10.5.
1.4 is a constant representing 7 days a week with a full time employee working 5
days a week = 7/5 = 1.4
1.14 is a constant which allows for 0.14 FTE for vacation, sickness, etc. for each
8 is one workday. Therefore:
17 x 10.5 x 1.4 x 1.14/ 8 = 36 FTEs. This means that the budgeted staffing for
the Male Medical Ward consists of 18 RNs, 9 licensed practical nurses, and 9