Staffing

Hourly rounding policy

Dear Editor, Over the past ten years, new policies supporting "hourly rounding" were implemented in the inpatient setting and transitioned into nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. The goal is to improve the patient's perception of...

Using audit and feedback to improve compliance with evidence-based practices

Take a strategic approach to prevent lost opportunities for improvement. Takeaways: Audit and feedback strategies are routinely implemented in clinical practice as a way to monitor compliance with various practices; however, they’re not always...

Nursing fiction?

Imagine the year is 2030... Casey, a Complex Labor and Delivery nurse, notices that her patient, a young mother, rarely makes eye contact while holding her new infant son. Instead, she spends hours on Facebook...

Leveraging size while remaining nimble with a workforce management strategy. Case Study: Advocate Aurora...

Having a staffing vision promotes optimal response to patient surges. Takeaways: Shared governance and an infrastructure to support collaboration between a system and individual sites paves the way for creating a multidisciplinary group to anticipate...

A workforce management strategy that builds organizational resiliency. Case study: Sanford Health

Technology used wisely can help balance staff and patient needs. Takeaways: Workforce management infrastructure should be built on the foundation of a supportive environment that meets staff needs in normal circumstances and enhances performance during...
new world workforce management

Workforce management strategies in times of uncertainty

Rely on data, technology, policies and processes, people, and patient-centered staffing. Takeaways: A data-driven workforce strategy can reduce chaos when the unexpected occurs. Five key outcomes—clinical, staff engagement, patient experience, compliance, and financial—help measure healthcare...

Nurse turnover: Understand it, reduce it

What can employers do to increase nurse retention? Takeaways: Because of the stress involved in nursing, many healthcare organizations have high rates of nurse turnover. The cost of nurse turnover can have a huge impact...

Creating a healthy working environment is every nurse’s responsibility

How clinical faculty and practicing clinicians can collaborate to help students learn professionalism. Takeaways: Professionalism creates the foundation for civil and healthy work environments. According to the American Nurses Association, a healthy work environment is...

What works: Assessing and addressing care management education and competency

Onboarding program designed to reduce turnover, increase morale, and improve care. Takeaways: Challenges faced within care management at Beaumont Health’s eight acute-care campuses included navigating within the complexities of the payer and healthcare systems and...

Dialing down drama at work

Model the behavior you want to see in your staff. Takeaways: The average staff member spends 2.5 hours a day distracted by dramatic coworkers. Workplace drama erodes trust and contributes to a lack of psychological...

Developing leaders: A shared responsibility

Take on challenges, seek support. We have the opportunity to speak to new and novice nurses about professional development several times a year. Inevitably, when we ask them their definition of professional development, we get...

5 steps to interim manager success

Turn a challenge into an opportunity. Takeaways: The interim nurse manager role can be extremely complex and challenging but is crucial for department stability, leadership continuity, patient safety, and quality care. Transitioning from peer to...
COVID-19 cell

American Nurse Journal welcomes Dr. Patricia Davidson, Dean and Professor of Nursing, Johns Hopkins...

The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife during COVID-19 We are in a time none of us could have expected. At the beginning of 2020, I had high hopes for celebrating the Year of...