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7 Ways Nurse Managers Can Boost Staff Satisfaction

The positive effects of increased staff satisfaction in nursing units are well researched. These 7 tips will help you to increase your staff’s satisfaction, making the rest of your goals much easier to achieve.

Struggling to Cover Staffing Holes? There Are Free Tools

When I worked in a hospital department, we would regularly receive emails from management pleading with us to pick up extra shifts. It always struck me as a clunky, inefficient way to solicit staff to take on open shifts. Outside of Nursegrid’s innovative open-shift platform, there were no solutions for those who weren’t Nursegrid Manager customers – until now.

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Let’s Hand over the Bullhorn to America’s Nurses

To better empower nurses to become the leaders that our increasingly complex healthcare system needs, hospital facilities must invest in nurse education, mentorship, and professional development, technology innovation, communication, and mutual respect.

Find Your Next Job Using Nursegrid – an Update

When we launched Nursegrid Jobs, the platform contained only a handful of available jobs for users to apply to. We ramped that up to about 200 in the first few months, and today we are excited to announce there are over 9,000 jobs on the platform!

A Nurse's Story: 3 Things That Helped Me through Burnout

A Nurse’s Story: 3 Things That Helped Me through Burnout

Burnout is one of worst things that can happen to you as a nurse. Blood, guts, and gore — these things don’t phase us. But, burnout? It’s that one thing that can make you take off your scrubs and never want to wear them again.

The Magic Nursing Ratio

The Magic Nursing Ratio

What is the ideal nurse-patient ratio? What are the errors that begin to occur when staffing breeches that magic number?

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Finding Your Niche in Nursing

Niche: a comfortable or suitable position in life, or in employment. I think that besides being my calling and passion, nursing has become my niche in life. And, lucky enough, I I’ve found my niche within nursing. Here’s how you can too.

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Win a Party for Your Department!

To show our appreciation for nurses, and in an effort to get nurses’ feedback to make our product even better, we are offering a fully catered party to one lucky hospital department!

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What Makes Nursegrid So Special? It’s the Nursing Nuances

When Nursegrid was just a concept 3 years ago, we spent a significant amount of time trying to convince others that there was a deep void in the nursing market. After all, we were nurses ourselves and had felt this void first hand.

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Nurses Are Raving about the #1 Nurse App in the Nation

Creating and keeping track of a work schedule as a nurse is daunting and antiquated. A group of nurses in Portland, Oregon, were so fed up with outdated scheduling technology that they set out to make a change. Their creation: Nursegrid.

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Happy National Nurses Week 2017

Happy National Nurses Week! This week and every week, we’re proud to support nurses and the entire nursing profession.

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A Big Update for Nursegrid on Android

We’ve focused new team resources on redesigning our Android experience to be smoother, faster, and more user friendly. Today marks the initial release of our new experience and an ongoing investment into the Nursegrid app for Android.

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Hidden Nurse Anxiety

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.

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You Might Find Your Next Job on Nursegrid

We wanted to create something for our users that took the pain out of the job search and application process. So over the past couple months we’ve been working on a feature we’re excited to announce: Nursegrid Jobs.

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Nursing and the Negative Brain: How to Control It

The trauma nurses experience extends beyond PTSD to a condition called vicarious trauma, the end result of the constant compassion fatigue they experience at work. The good news is that there are things nurses can do to outwit their negative brains, boost their happy hormones, relieve stress, and cope better.

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How to Be a Great Nurse Leader

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.

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Takes One to Know One: Nurse Retention from a Personal Perspective

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.

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Nurses and Preventable Readmissions

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.

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We Need More Nurses in Healthcare Leadership Positions

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.

The Key to Technology Adoption on Hospital Departments

There’s a dichotomy within hospitals in which the medicine they’re practicing is cutting edge, but the technology they’re providing their staff is anything but. From the hospital’s perspective, there is a rationale behind this.

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Introducing Schedule Upload for Nursegrid Manager

Whether your schedule lives in your hospital’s current scheduling technology or on a spreadsheet, our new Schedule Upload feature was developed to help managers get their department schedule online and in the hands of nurses in seconds.

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Setting a Positive Example in the Workplace

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.

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Mind the Gap: Preparing Gen Y to Take Over

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.

The Benefits of Taking a Break

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.

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Filling the Void and Feeling the Love

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.

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When Nurse Staffing Becomes a Matter of Life and Death

Earlier this year, Johns Hopkins Medicine released a study that made many people think twice about their fates when being admitted to a hospital for care. In it, researchers suggested medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Shift and Event Reminders Are Here

Shift & Event Reminders Are Here

A month ago we introduced the Personal event type and new work shift types to Nursegrid Mobile to help you stay organized and on top of all that you do. Now we’re excited to announce shift and event reminders to help you take back your schedule—and your time.

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Emergency Nursing: A Look at Our Founder’s Career as an ED Nurse

The Nursegrid team is heading to the Emergency Nurses Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles. In honor of this event, I sat down with our Founder and CEO Joe Novello, a former ED nurse himself, to relive some of his best–and worst–times in the ED.

Go Ahead, Make Plans with Nursegrid

Go Ahead, Make Plans with Nursegrid

A lot of you have expressed interest in Nursegrid offering you more flexible ways to schedule personal events that impact your professional life. This week we’ve released an update to Nursegrid Mobile that offers you more flexibility and choice in event types.

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5 Reasons to Throw a Nurse Engagement Party

Congratulations, you’re engaged! You feel connected, supported, appreciated, and heard—happy to put your energy into a relationship that promises positive returns. Shouldn’t that be how nurses feel at work? So often, though, they say they feel the opposite.

Caretaking Goes Both Ways: Expanding the Triple Aim

Despite its noble intentions, the Triple Aim of healthcare may be causing more pain than intended, at least according to a study in the Annals of Family Medicine. And it’s no surprise that nurses and nurse managers are feeling the sting too.

Nurse Managers: Caught in the Middle

As healthcare continues to evolve, nowhere is the push and pull situation—the need to improve care quality and patient satisfaction on one hand and reduce costs on the other—more acute than in nursing. And nurse managers find themselves right in the middle.