Struggling to Cover Staffing Holes? There Are Free Tools

Nurse Availability Sheet
Nurse Availability Sheet

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.

So we built them new tools. Tools that we wish we had had when we were working on the unit. And like our NurseGrid Mobile App, they are free.

To make it even more effective, we connected it to the #1 Nurse App in the Nation. Now when the staff indicates that they are available to work from within their NurseGrid app, that availability is directly added to this sheet and sent to the manager.

All of these tools are 100% for nurses, managers, and schedulers today. Give them a try and let us know how we can continue to build products for those on the frontline of healthcare.

NurseGrid Manager
NurseGrid Manager Mobile: 100% Free!

Enter the NurseGrid Manager Mobile App. It is a mobile app for nurse managers that allows them to use our open-shift tool for free on their smartphones. This app also connects to the staff mobile app, which nearly half a million nurses are already using.

Managers can now access their nurse’s availability right from their phones. Plus, via the NurseGrid app, they can send notifications of the shift holes directly to their staff’s mobile devices for them to fill out themselves – no more emails or texts.

All of these tools are 100% for nurses, managers, and schedulers today. Give them a try and let us know how we can continue to build products for those on the frontline of healthcare.


Zach Smith is a BSN-RN graduate from WSU. He has been a nurse for over eight years, working on a variety of units, primarily dealing with behaviorally difficult to manage patients who were acutely ill. He is also on the NurseGrid founding team, helping ensure that the products and tools they create are focused first and foremost on the nurse.