When DaVita was looking for a way to increase their staff satisfaction, they turned to NurseGrid to help create a better way for managers to fill shifts, receive opportunities, ensure coverage, and distribute schedules – all from their phone.
There are 3.1 million registered nurses practicing in the U.S.—three times the number of professionally active physicians. Despite this majority, policy decisions often lack nurse engagement, which can negatively affect patient outcomes, nursing staff turnover, and readmission rates. Learn more about how empowering nurses — and the steps needed to do so — can help your facility decrease nurse turnover, save money, and transform healthcare in our new white paper.
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.
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.
NurseGrid has placed the power of staff management in your hands. Literally. NurseGrid Manager is our newest mobile app that enables nurse managers to: adapt to census changes quickly, approve shift swaps and giveaways on the go, and more. The best feature? It is completely free.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out our infographic below to read more about facility challenges, the impact of engagement among nursing staff, and how to encourage engagement in nurses to help reach departmental and facility-wide goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today we’re excited to announce two powerful new features for NurseGrid Manager. We’re now surfacing more actionable team and department updates and streamlining schedule distribution and communication--and we think everybody will be pretty happy about it.
As staff nurses and nursing leaders, you spend so much time focusing on others at work--whether it’s patients, patients’ families, or staff in your charge--that your own wellbeing can too often be neglected.
At NurseGrid, we want to help you take back time so you can focus on what really matters at work and in life. Nurses are pretty social people; it’s part of what makes them interested and successful in a career focused on delivering excellent care to their patients.