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Accelerating and Embracing Inclusion in Your Organization

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Accelerating and Embracing Inclusion in Your Organization

“Having a diverse workforce is necessary, but it’s not enough,” said John Townsley, VP of Human Resources at Avant Healthcare Professionals. “Without thoughtful, deliberate discussion and action to cultivate an inclusive environment, all the resources spent on recruiting and training a diverse workforce are wasted. As a result, the employees, recruited and hired, will leave.”

November 14, 2018

How a Hospital Executive Avoids Burnout

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How a Hospital Executive Avoids Burnout

"How do you go day to day with the pressures from your staff, parent company and your CEO without burning yourself out? How do you care for yourself?" These are the questions that were keeping Adam Kless, MSN, RN, NEA-BC up at night.

October 22, 2018

The bedside nurse’s role in population health management

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The bedside nurse’s role in population health management

As more organizations focus on population health initiatives, healthcare workers adjust their practice to fit those needs. The role of the bedside nurse continues to shift beyond acute care.

September 18, 2018

Four Reasons a Nurse will Stay with an Organization

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Four Reasons a Nurse will Stay with an Organization

Nurse managers can play an integral part in keeping nurses at the organization. Jennifer David, Associate VP of Client Relations at Avant Healthcare Professionals, said that over her 43-year career in nursing she noticed four factors that will keep a nurse at an organization long term.

August 22, 2018

Addressing the Opioid Crisis and the Emotional Impact It Has on Nurses

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis and the Emotional Impact It Has on Nurses

Committing to addressing the crisis is a crucial first step. However, only addressing the patient-use side is not a holistic approach to the problem.

July 30, 2018

Outpatient Centers Impact on Hospital Nurse Staffing

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Outpatient Centers Impact on Hospital Nurse Staffing

“We are losing nurses to outpatient roles – it’s depleting our supply of bedside registered nurses,” a chief nursing officer (CNO) from Virginia said.

July 23, 2018

After hiring new nurse grads- The calm before the storm

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After hiring new nurse grads- The calm before the storm

“Cyclically, we see this every year: the facade that every nursing position is filled and the staffing level is healthy enough to meet patient demand. But as we near October, the bliss of a full nursing staff levels off and new grad season transitions out."

August 17, 2017

Heart, Soul and Mind

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Heart, Soul and Mind

The “heart” of any organization is the sales organization. The sales pipeline is the heartbeat that needs to be kept beating.

February 22, 2017

A CFO's Perspective: Helping Your Clinical Leadership Manage and Control Nurse Staffing Costs

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A CFO's Perspective: Helping Your Clinical Leadership Manage and Control Nurse Staffing Costs

The U.S. healthcare industry was already in a state of transition before the 2016 presidential election. No one knows what the next four years will bring as we enter the “post-Obamacare” era, but most expect the current nurse shortage to continue to worsen.

January 17, 2017

Internationally-Educated Nurses and Their Impact on Patient Satisfaction

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Internationally-Educated Nurses and Their Impact on Patient Satisfaction

According to a recent study published in the journal BMJ Open titled “Patient satisfaction and non-U.K. educated nurses: A cross-sectional observational study of English National Health Service Hospitals,” every 10-point increase in the percentage of non-U.K. educated nurses at the hospital bedside is associated with 10% lower odds of patients giving their hospital an excellent or very good rating.

January 20, 2016

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