3 great articles for nurse managers 10-22-2010

In this “3 Great Articles for Nurse Managers” round up the theme is all about nurse retention and the next generation of nurse leaderhsip. Wisdom at Work: Retaining Experienced Nurses This PDF looks at the findings of the program that The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) launched called Wisdom at Work: Retaining Experienced Nurses in 2006. …

How are you dealing with a more diverse nurse population?

A recent study titled The Registered Nurse Population: Initial Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses revealed some interesting developments regarding the ever more diverse nursing population. Some of the findings include: Women still outnumber men by 15 to 1 overall, but for nurses who became RNs after 1990, the ratio is only 10 to 1. The …

Nurse leaders are making due and getting better for it

A recent benchmarking survey discussed at The Leaders’ Lounge looked at impact that the economy’s downturn had on nursing units, with some not all too surprising results, but some that do have a direct impact on healthcare staffing, including nurse managers: Cutting back on educational travel Delaying filling open positions Renegotiating supply costs and contracts Cutting back on …

Makeover your unit by integrating travel nurses

Travel nurses are great at stepping in right away and helping out. But any little thing you as a nurse manager can do to help speed up that process will help her acclimate faster and in the end help your unit perform better. Integrating a travel nurse into your unit is really just a matter of …

Nurses on television. Helpful or harmful?

With all the new shows based around nurses that came out this televesion season I wondered about your take on them now that a lot of the hoopla has died down. I actually haven’t seen them myself, but I have read a lot of negative opinions about them. And from what I have seen and read they just seem to be playing off of exisiting stereotypes and creating false expectations for young nurses or those looking into the career.