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Patient Perception Can Increase Frustration

Many things have changed in healthcare, but patient expectations regarding their nursing care has not. Technology provides a vast amount of accessible information, which has contributed to conditioning our society to expect immediate gratification and may provide unrealistic, confusing or inaccurate healthcare information. These misconceptions could affect the patient’s trust and compliance with their healthcare […]

Make the Most of Blending Workforce Generations

With the mix of four different generations in the workforce trying to balance their competing values and priorities, it’s easy to see how quickly challenges could arise. When generational differences occur between nursing staff it often results in conflict or job dissatisfaction. This is why it’s crucial to recognize unique characteristics and understand expectations of […]

Nurse Shortage Taking a Toll on Staff Morale

No one doubts the nurse shortage exists – and it’s getting worse. A recent survey of 200 nurse executives found that 70% of Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) said their organization was experiencing a moderate, significant or severe shortage. And those CNOs expect the shortage to worsen over at least the next five years. The survey also […]

4 Vacation Scheduling Tips for Nurse Managers

Memorial Day is in the rearview mirror. Schools let out weeks ago. Soon the summer vacation requests will begin hitting your desk – if they haven’t already. Vacation time gives nurses the chance to refresh and recharge. Taking an extended block of time off work can help them avoid compassion fatigue and nurse burnout. You […]

2018 CNO Concerns: Nurse Recruitment & Retention

Recruitment and Retention Challenges Again Top List of CNO Chief Concerns

During a Chief Nursing Officer roundtable discussion convened in January by Avant Healthcare Professionals, participants cited nurse recruitment and retention as a key issue faced by nearly every facility and system. The complex problem of the nursing shortage is expected to worsen over the next decade, which means CNOs must continue to focus on retention […]

CNOs on Preventing Burnout and Other Thoughts

In early 2018, Modern Healthcare convened a roundtable of leading Chief Nursing Officers to discuss challenges nurses face today, the ways in which the role of nurses has changed in the value-based care environment and other issues. Here we present some of the key takeaways from that roundtable, along with our own insights. 1. Preventing […]

8 Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Millennial Nurses

With fewer nurses entering the field, and with large numbers of Baby Boomers retiring, nurses are in high demand. This means that nurse leaders must be proactive if they’re going to successfully recruit and retain millennial nurses to help reduce the pressure of today’s shortage. After reviewing U.S. Census Bureau data, Pew Research found that […]