My acute care hospital is considering implementing a "discharge nurse" role during pique time to expedite the discharge process. As of now the idea is one for each medical floor. I am looking for feedback from any who have worked with a hospital utilizing this role. How was it implemented; ie what hours/shift were worked, were there specific nurses who only worked in this position or did it rotate through all staff, how did this role impact the staffing budget and the patient to nurse ratio on the floor? Pros and cons? Also if anyone has any idea of impact on press ganey scores? And tips for outlining the duties of the discharge nurse. Thank you!