Nurses Value Work Environment Over Staffing Levels - page 2

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Although nurse staffing levels are important, healthcare managers should also consider the general work environment when planning improvements that influence patient care, results of a cross-sectional survey suggest.... Read More


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    Can you truly seperate a positive work environment from staffing levels...?

    This will not cost any grant money. Despite numerous variables that can or can not be accounted for precisely, I conclude that staffing levels affect the work environment.

    The article implies that Managers can do something about the work environment but will not be able to control staffing levels due to the nursing shortage to come. Is that really accurate?

    What about the present glut of nurses? Surely there are enough nurses to hire but nothing is done.....This research is insulting.

    It's suprising to me to see that a nurse was involved with this study. Nursing research amazes me.
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    I didn't go into nursing to be told what to do and how to do it, scripting and whatever the latest gimmicks the hospitals come up with and impose on us. It's sad but every time some new gimmick is introduced I see that all the rest of you are dealing with the same thing. The newest, latest and greatest trick to raise press ganey scores and "customer service".

    But if you have legitimate concerns they don't want to hear it. They just try to twist you like a pretzel and turn you into a stepford nurse. Most of their new ideas are not workable or practical and serve only to make the job harder and more time consuming. Couple that with broken equipment and lack of safe lift equipment and cutting staffing and you are supposed to be molly martyr and smile how happy you are!

    It makes me very sad and I want to know who comes up with all the stupid ideas. Probably getting a bonus for cutting pay and benefits and making our jobs more difficult.
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    Quote from brandy1017
    I didn't go into nursing to be told what to do and how to do it, scripting and whatever the latest gimmicks the hospitals come up with and impose on us. It's sad but every time some new gimmick is introduced I see that all the rest of you are dealing with the same thing. The newest, latest and greatest trick to raise press ganey scores and "customer service".

    But if you have legitimate concerns they don't want to hear it. They just try to twist you like a pretzel and turn you into a stepford nurse. Most of their new ideas are not workable or practical and serve only to make the job harder and more time consuming. Couple that with broken equipment and lack of safe lift equipment and cutting staffing and you are supposed to be molly martyr and smile how happy you are!

    It makes me very sad and I want to know who comes up with all the stupid ideas. Probably getting a bonus for cutting pay and benefits and making our jobs more difficult.
    Amen! The annual bonus the CEO at my hospital gets is roughly the equivalent of 9 nurses' annual salary.
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