Nurse Conflict Resolution Strategies

When Charge Nurses are surveyed, it is no surprise that they state that dealing with conflict on the nursing unit is one of the most challenging aspects of being in charge. It’s unavoidable; it’s uncomfortable…

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Nursing Assistive Staff: 7 Tips to Maximize Results

There is an art to properly delegating the use of nursing Assistive Staff (Unlicensed Assistive Personnel), your healthcare workers who assist in patient care activity under the delegation of  a nurse. Nurses need to be…

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The Nurse Bullying Phenomenon

The nursing profession ranks very high in honesty and ethics when Americans are polled. In a 2016 Gallup poll, "Nursing" was the #1 most trusted profession in U.S. culture, even scoring higher than doctors, teachers,…

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Millennial Nurse Retention Strategies

While nursing shortages and nurse attrition are expensive, healthcare organizations must find ways to attract and retain good, young nurse candidates and groom some of them to fill future leadership roles. We know that high-quality…

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Nemours Children’s Hospital: Teaching Charge Nurses How To Understand And Communicate Financial Performance Indicators

Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Orlando, FL opened its doors in 2012 and has quickly become one of the premier children’s hospitals in the country, providing a full spectrum of pediatric care to its young patients. Nursing…

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Why Are Many Young Nurses Not Applying For Manager Roles?

When about half a million RN’s retire in the next decade, there will be more than just a void in important clinical care positions. These departures will also deplete many of the large pool of U.S. Nurse…

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9 Leadership Barriers That Charge Nurses Face

In a busy and stressful hospital environment, the role of the Charge Nurse as your frontline leader is very important. Not only are Charge Nurses responsible for providing the same quality care as other nurses, they are…

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8 Ways Hospitals can Support Frontline Healthcare Workers, and Create a Winning Culture!

Most healthcare leaders agree that a productive culture is a pillar of hospital success. But there are many organizations with lofty-sounding “corporate missions” that have less-than-stellar work environments for frontline employees. Frontline employees can sometimes be an afterthought…

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