Staffing

Finding Your First Travel Nursing Assignment

So you’ve done the research and decided that you want to give travel nursing a try. Great! The next step is to find your first assignment. This can seem like a daunting task, but...

What works: Equitable nurse-patient assignments using a workload tool

One unit’s experience developing and implementing a process change. Nurses on a 36-bed medical/surgical telemetry unit in a metropolitan hospital expressed frustration with their nursing workload. Many of them felt that the time needed to...

ANA In Brief: February 2020 Frontline

Nurses declared most honest, ethical for 18 years straight The American Nurses Association (ANA) con-gratulates nurses for maintaining the #1 spot in Gallup’s annual Most Honest and Ethical Professions Poll for the 18th consecutive year....

Three of the biggest challenges nurses face today and one critical solution

Synopsis: Some of the biggest challenges we face as nurses today include: Rapidly expanding knowledge and changing practices Growing deficits in nursing staff and educators Increasing workplace violence and hazards. While all these challenges are...

Key components for optimal staffing

New principles help make this complex goal attainable. Nurse staffing is essential to the delivery of safe, quality healthcare in every practice setting. Nurses have a unique knowledge and understanding of how to respond to...

American Nurse welcomes “America’s Favorite Nurse,” Nurse Alice

What does year of the nurses mean for nurses? The World Health Organization (WHO) designation of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife is a major accolade and win for nurses...

The HealthyNurse® Leader

Nursing leaders—including managers, directors, and executives—are dedicated to advancing nursing excellence and inspiring and empowering teams. They must analyze nursing knowledge and practice environments, and strategize to ensure that safe, evidence-based nursing care is...

Level loading nurse assignments based on the work intensity

Takeaways Nursing assignments frequently are based on ratios and geography rather than work intensity associated with a specific patient assignment. Nurse satisfaction and perceptions of assignment fairness are highly correlated with workload. A quantifiable...
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ANA releases updated Principles for Nurse Staffing

In September, the American Nurses Association (ANA) released an update to its Principles for Nurse Staffing, a guide to help nurses and other decision makers identify and develop processes and policies to improve nurse...

This week is Healthcare Quality Week!

Healthcare Quality Week (October 20 – 26) is in full swing, and we wish to recognize the importance of this initiative by sharing resources for our visitors to learn more about healthcare quality. Next month,...

Patient-centered staffing as the path forward

Nurse leaders say staffing status quo is unsustainable. Frontline nurses and healthcare leaders know the impact staffing and scheduling have on clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, staff engagement, and financial and compliance outcomes. However, as technology,...

CASE STUDY: Patient-centered staffing

American Nurse Today (ANT) interviewed Ann Gantzer, PhD, RN, chief nursing officer (CNO) and vice president of patient services for Swedish American Hospital, about the organization’s successful transition to patient-centered staffing. Swedish American, a...

Leadership challenge: The role of timing in work and life

How to create the conditions for career success when life throws you a curve ball Takeaways: Timing plays a more significant role in work and life than we sometimes acknowledge. Life sometimes throws us curveballs...