One of the many struggles that go along with managing a nursing staff is the dreaded nurse scheduling problem. As a nurse manager, you have a lot of positions to fill at any given time, all the while juggling the concerns and demands of your administrator and your staff members.
In the face of these market conditions, numerous facilities are resorting to creative strategies to recruit and retain staff. Are the trending financial rewards and other incentives the best investment for hospitals looking to hire the right long-term fit or are they merely plugging holes for a costly, short-term fix?
When you’re a nurse, calling out of work comes with a lot of unintended consequences, including forcing your coworkers to pick up the slack, inhibiting a patient’s quality of care, and making your healthcare facility less efficient. But you’re a human being, and sometimes calling out of work is your best option.
While many nurses are personable and able to have conversations, some nurses really 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.