How the CNO Drives Nurse Engagement

What is employee engagement? Gallup defines it as the level of commitment, passion and loyalty a worker has towards their work and their organization. CNOs can take action to drive nurse engagement; in fact Magnet…

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6 Reasons to Budget for Charge Nurse Development in 2019

In 2019, there is excitement and intention around preparing less experienced nurses for future leadership roles. Hospital leadership is seeing Baby Boom nurse retirements looming, plus more C-suite Nursing leaders are acknowledging the valuable role…

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Encouraging Your Nurses’ Career Path?

Nurses make up the largest employee category in U.S. health systems. More than ever, healthcare leaders are advocating for the need to retain confident nurses who can lead, and be ready for change and complexities…

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Top 10 CNO Resolutions for 2019

1) Improve your coaching mindset - Retaining nurses will require adjusting styles to adapt to a new generation of nurses What nurses expect from their leaders is changing. Gone are the days of command control…

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Why Teach Charge Nurses About Financial Success Indicators?

Nursing executives generally agree that financial indicators of hospital success and reimbursement are often not understood by bedside nurses. That’s understandable, given that nurses join the profession because they care about people, not about finances. But not…

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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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