MshawSVS's Nursing Blog

By MshawSVS

Joined May 21, '13. Posts: 20 (40% Liked) Likes: 14

The average time Nurse Managers spend in meetings is 38 hours per week.

Over the past few weeks, I've put this statistic to the test. I asked a few colleges to write down all of the meetings that they 'have to' go to and the amount of time spent in meetings in a week. What we found was shocking. It was true! In most cases except for one nurse manager who had slightly less at 33 hours during the week. The reactions were priceless 'I knew it was heaps of time but I didn't know it was quite that much' said one manager. The types of meetings ranged from... Read More →

Help I'm sinking in email quicksand!

As a leader if I had more time what do you think I would do with it? Indulge me for a moment while I step into utopia and slip on my rose coloured glasses to imagine what my ideal day looks like. It starts with a freshly brewed cup of something, the ward is calm, the staff are happy and the patients are all cared for. All shifts for the day are filled with experienced staff and the doctors are rounding on time. I achieve all things on my 'to do' list and meetings are a minimum. Everything... Read More →

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