Phone Interviewer Tips for Nurse Leaders

As the war for clinical talent in the healthcare industry intensifies, hospital leaders need to interview their candidates quickly to attract the best and brightest. If you don’t have a managed service provider to interview candidates for you, Medical Solutions’ Clinical Nurse Manager Natalie O., BSN, RN offers the following tips for phone interview success: …

5 Ways Travel Nurse Staffing Can Benefit Your Facility

As the future of healthcare reform remains murky and the epidemic nursing shortage continues, hospitals managers need to rethink their staffing practices. Asking your staff to work longer shifts isn’t a long-term solution, and finding new perm staff might not be an option. It’s time to consider using travel nurse staffing as a part of your …

4 Successful Strategies to Improve Nurse Staff Engagement

A recent Kronos Incorporated survey found that 98 percent of hospital nurses said that their work is physically and mentally demanding. Of the 257 nurses surveyed, 41 percent have considered leaving their jobs in the past year due to burnout. Although not surprising to most healthcare providers, these statistics are further proof that hospital leaders …

Poor Environment, Higher Patient Loads Linked to Missed Pediatric Care

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing determined that pediatric nurses with poor work environments and higher patient loads are more likely to miss required care. Researchers surveyed approximately 2,187 pediatric registered nurses in 223 hospitals between 2006 and 2008. More than half of the nurses in the survey reported having …

Nurse To Serve as Acting Surgeon General

President Trump recently named Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams as acting surgeon general, according to The New York Times. Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to be appointed to the office, is also the first non-physician surgeon general. Dr. Richard Carmona, the surgeon general who served during the Bush administration, was both a physician and a …

Yelp Reviews Can Help You Find Better Healthcare

Forget about HCAPHS scores. Yelp, the website famous for its restaurant reviews, also allows patients to rate hospitals. And that’s not all. According to a research paper from the Manhattan Institute, Yelp reviews can actually help guide patients to higher-quality hospitals. Researchers from the Manhattan Institute compared Yelp ratings of acute care hospitals in New …

Why Your Healthcare Facility Needs an MSP Now

A managed service provider, or MSP, is a staffing solution that can operate and simplify your facility’s contingent workforce process through one central business partner. As the healthcare industry continues to change, the number of hospitals and other healthcare facilities using the services of a managed service provider has skyrocketed. Why? Simply put, managed service …

Which States Will Need Nurses by 2025?

Are you living in a state affected by the nursing shortage? The answer just might surprise you. According to a Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies report, coastal states will experience a nursing shortage by 2025 while several Midwest states will see a nursing surplus. With a projected 28,100 shortfall of nurses, Arizona is predicted to see …

Get Ready for the 2017 ACNL Conference

Nurse leaders are like the Mary Poppins of the healthcare world. They know sometimes a spoonful of sugar – or compassion – really does help the medicine go down. That’s why it’s particularly fitting that the 2017 Association of California Nurse Leaders Conference is being held in Disneyland this February 5-8, 2017. As this year’s theme “Soaring to New …