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.
There’s an archaic stereotype that looms over the leadership hierarchy of the healthcare industry. That is, that physicians are the leaders, the delegators, the most knowledgeable in the field of medicine. And nurses are the helpers, taking direction from the doctor in charge.
No matter what career you find yourself in, setting an example as a leader and role model starts with displaying a willingness to develop and guide those around you.
For many of us outside nursing, taking a break in the workday—to grab a bite, go for a walk, or catch up with a coworker—is a practiced habit. It’s something we take for granted. Not so for nurses.
After moving from the bedside to the desk-side 7 months ago, I was blown away by the amount of simple, powerful technology businesses have at their disposal. Nursing has been left behind, but NurseGrid is changing that.