Making time to listen to your staff to improve retention

By Jennifer Elton David, RN, BSN, MHA

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October 10, 2017

Originally published by Becker’s Hospital Review 

“Nurses are worn out and burnt out. According to a recent study by CareerBuilder, 70 percent of U.S. nurses claim that daily demands and stressful situations have them feeling burnt out in their current job.

Contributing factors to nurse burnout range from long shifts to sleepless nights. These effects are due to the current nurse shortage that’s pressuring nurses to take on an unhealthy workload.

In this current climate of the nursing shortage, it’s essential for hospital executives to focus on the mental state of the nurses. If nurses are not happy and healthy, patient care will suffer.”

By Jennifer Elton David, RN, BSN, MHA, Vice President of Clinical Operations, Avant Healthcare Professionals

Read the Full Article at Becker’s Hospital Review

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