This is my first post. Have been lurking for a while and have learned a lot. I think it's called: "Misery
loves company". Have had many the same problems at work(hospital)as you are all having. Wish I had a solution other than more nurses to carry the load.
We have been looking at using Clinical Ladders to advance bedside nurses who do not want to go into management. Would like some input. Pros and Cons.
I did pick up on Brownies(Brownms46) post under the topic"Could this be the Cause of the Nursing Shortage?" Here's her quote:
"I feel that clinical ladders would be the best way to go. Many people understand career development levels, as you have associate managers, assist. managers etc. Why not the same thing in nursing? Make the techincal level the start of nursing, and then allow those who want to continue on, the advantage of having a income, while they pursue advancement."