Nurses rank as the most trusted profession in healthcare, according to public opinion polls. Because of this, along with their proximity to patients, they are well positioned to help facilities both adapt to the massive changes afoot in healthcare and drive transformation in the industry.
The complex process of creating and communicating schedules adds extra stress for nurse managers and schedulers.
Being a great nurse leader isn’t something you do; it’s something you are. And effective management style has a big impact on nurse retention. As a nurse and a leader one must be hardworking, compassionate, organized, and in control, leading by example and not just with words.
Reasons that nurses leave have been well documented; however, not everything can be analyzed by statistics, dollar signs, or anecdotes from Managers and CNOs. Here are the main reasons nurses leave their jobs from the perspective of a nurse on the front lines.
An increasing number of millennial nurses are set to fill the shoes of those seasoned nurses, and that’s a heavy load to carry for those on the front lines and the nurse leaders preparing them to take the reins.