Nurse staffing is complex and requires the nurse administrator to consider multiple factors. The Framework for Nurse Staffing in Long-term Care (LTC) Facilities provides a comprehensive perspective of those factors and their interrelatedness. The purpose of the framework is to provide nurse administrators and managers with ways to analyze and evaluate nurse staffing in their own facilities and develop solutions and approaches that are specific to their needs and circumstances. The framework also can serve as the basis for developing and testing research questions that will guide nurse administrators in making informed decisions to determine, allocate, and deliver the resources necessary to provide quality care for residents. (Geriatr Nurs 2000;21:262-7).