Nurse Burnout Contributes to Increase in Patient Infection

Nurse burnout has been a long running concern for nurses’ well being.  Recent studies show that burnout not only effects nurses, but also the number of infections in the patients they are caring for. The American Journal of Infection Control recently conducted a study recording the relationship between nurse burnout and patient infection. Here are …

What is your hospital doing to keep nurses happy?

With the current nurse shortage, it’s no surprise that hospitals should be doing all they can to keep their nurses happy. Maintaining an environment where the nurse wants to work is critical for not only nurse retention, but also patient quality. The overall stress accompanied by an uncomfortable and disrespectful work environment can send nurses …

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. …