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.
Healthcare desperately needs leaders who can see the bigger picture, think on their feet, help facilities adapt, and drive change. Nurses are well positioned to take the reins and make an impact.
Nurses spend 40 to 60 hours per week taking care of others in a selfless profession that requires sacrifice, patience, and persistence. So it’s no surprise that nurses often make great entrepreneurs
Anxiety can significantly impact many nurses’ work environments. Personally speaking, nothing has shaped my career as a nurse more than anxiety derived from negative nursing experiences.
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.
Readmissions are stressful for both patients and staff, not to mention costly for facilities. Studies show that improving communication between caregiver and patient has the biggest impact on reducing these return visits, which puts nurses in a uniquely powerful position.