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Clinical Supervision: What Managers Need to Know

Nurses need professional support and training throughout their careers to make sure they can meet the demands of modern healthcare. That’s why it’s so important for healthcare facilities and nurse managers to invest in what’s known as clinical supervision.

7 Reasons You Should be Using the NurseGrid App to Manage Your Schedule

7 Reasons You Should Use NurseGrid to Manage Your Schedule

For years, hospitals have used outdated schedule distribution processes, making it hard for nurses to effectively balance their work and life. Here’s how the nurses, designers, and engineers behind NurseGrid modernized processes to healthcare scheduling and staffing.

How to Announce the Death of a Patient with Compassion

How to Announce the Death of a Patient with Compassion

Nurses aren't numb to pain every time a patient dies on their watch, but every nurse needs to learn how to cope with death. That includes having the ability to speak to the deceased’s relatives and next of kin to let them know that their loved one has died.

Communicating Together

Communicating Together

While many nurses are personable and able to have conversations, some nurses struggle. The good news is that the skill can be learned and mastered, allowing for joyful and serious communications to occur without a major event. There are a few key points to mastering the art of conversation and confrontation.

Nursing the At-Home Patient: Special Considerations

Nursing the At-Home Patient: Special Considerations

If you’re taking care of a patient in their own home, you’ll quickly realize that things aren’t like they used to be. The predictability of the hospital is no more, and it’s up to you to deliver the best care possible in a changing environment.

It's Okay to Say I Don't Know

It's OK to Say 'I Don't Know'

Nurses are the most trusted profession on the planet. But, one challenge that nurses sometimes face is the ability to acknowledge they need help or information before they can complete a task or provide care.

How to Teach and Learn Soft Skills

How to Teach and Learn Soft Skills

One growing concern in the healthcare industry is a desire to help nurses find ways to connect with their patients more. When nurses connect with their patients more, the level of care rises and patients feel as if they are truly valued.

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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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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.

NurseGrid App: 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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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.

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