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Nursing

Nurses are at the center of care delivery. Today’s nurse leaders must be equipped both to overcome immediate workforce challenges and build a future strategy to navigate a changing clinical environment. From helping you create a flexible nursing workforce to tailoring technology to your needs, we provide strategies to build stronger nursing teams and better clinical outcomes.

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The nursing workforce is under significant strain amid an ongoing shortage. Nursing shortages remain the top priority for hospital and health system executives across the country. 

Nurses today have more employment opportunities than ever. Unlock the secrets to successful nurse recruitment and retention strategies with our expert guidance.

  • To retain early career nurses, leaders must focus on skill development, hardwire a support network, and launch career planning.
  • A flexible nursing workforce is the best strategy to help organizations staff with fewer FTEs and experienced nurses, while also actively retaining and attracting more nurses to the bedside role. 

In order to meet the growing demand for care with limited staffing resources, leaders must embrace technology to optimize nurses' time. 

  • While various technologies exist to support nurses, leaders often struggle to prioritize solutions and lack the resources to invest in new, often unproven technologies.
  • Early applications of AI and automation have primarily focused on physicians, but it is crucial for leaders to prioritize nurses and tailor new technologies to nursing needs.
  • Innovative care delivery models, augmented by virtual care, are needed to meet growing demands from both patients and staff. Virtual nursing can better support nurses, save costs, and improve patient care.

Maximizing the value of nursing hours is critical for providing complex patient care with limited staffing resources.

  • Streamlining documentation, normalizing workflows for support staff, and cultivating nurse willingness to delegate responsibilities are three ways to protect nurses' time and allow them to practice at the top of their licenses. 
  • Healthcare professionals often have misperceptions of each other's roles, which can prevent nurses from providing care they're qualified to deliver. Expand perceptions of the work nurses can and should perform to achieve top-of-license nursing practice.

Today's nurse manager is spread more thin than ever. Empower nurse managers with the tools and knowledge to effectively lead and inspire their teams.

  • Access our Nurse manager portal, your one-stop hub for the latest implementation resources, best practices, and lessons for nurse managers. 
  • Nurse manager overload negatively impacts clinical outcomes and organizational performance. Transform overwhelmed unit managers into high-performing and inspiring nursing leaders. 
  • Assess how managers are using their time and determine what activities can be delegated and what support is necessary. 

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