Don't just pay "lip service" during National Nurses Week.
Nationally acclaimed health care management educator Quint Studer suggests some ways to give your nurses what they really want and need....
- Deal with your low performers and understand the impact they have on your nursing team. Great nurses want to work with other great nurses and are extremely frustrated by low performers. Don't be afraid to let disruptive people go. If you don't, these low performers will affect your high performers, causing them to 1) leave the organization, 2) channel their positive energies into outside interests, or 3) pace themselves and slow down...
- Find and recognize your company's heroes. Know who your great nurses are and celebrate them everyday--not just during National Nurses Week. Share stories of nurses who go "above and beyond" any time you get the chance. Not only will this inspire the "superstars" to keep up the good work, it will also inspire others to raise the bar in their own work....
Apr 27, '05
excellent advice by roberta abrams rn writing for healthleaders.com:
the patient has turned the corner
if the nursing profession were a patient, it would be in recovery
rights and responsibilities for nurses: another look
nurses want respect, resources and to be a part of healthcare solutions. but with those rights come some new responsibilities
it's an annual ritual: the celebration of nurses' week. one week of 52, we hang posters, award trinkets, and have a free meal - or ice cream social. at week's end, the organization returns to business as usual
retain, recycle, replenish, and recruit
headlines about the crisis in nursing abound. it's one of the most pressing issues facing everyone from healthcare ceos to healthcare consumers.
health care at the crossroads:
strategies for addressing the evolving nursing crisis
[font=bookantiqua-bold][color=#005496]create a culture of retention--starts on page 10.
need for ergonomic devices in workplace:sepoct04.pdf
ana needs you to help advocate for increased nurse education funding
on april 7, 2005 senators barbara mikulski (d-md) and susan collins (r-me) circulated a letter in the u.s. senate soliciting support for a $24 million (16%) increase in funding for nursing workforce development programs. this "dear colleague" solicitation asks other senators to sign-on to a letter requesting $175 million in fy 2006 funding for the nursing workforce development programs funded through title viii of the public health service act.more...
the rn satisfaction report, conducted through ana's national database of nursing quality indicators (ndnqi), revealed moderate levels of satisfaction regarding all other aspects of respondents jobs, including nursing management, nursing administration, interactions with doctors, and their own level of autonomy...
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Apr 27, '05