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The Cost of Nurse Retention Vs. Turnover

As the healthcare system in the U.S. struggles with a shortage of nurses and clinical support occupations, administrators are burdened with the impact this has on patient safety, public health, and the financial costs of employee turnover. The cost of turnover, particularly in the field of nursing, is growing and the number of nurses currently

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Alternative Care Models in Midst of a Nursing Shortage

Nursing Shortage

A combination of patient surges in 2020-2022 and nursing shortages have forced healthcare organizations to pursue new strategies for care delivery, or alternative care models. Pre-pandemic care models are stretching thin during a nurse shortage, so many U.S. health systems are rethinking their labor resources. Health systems are deploying alternative care models to address a…

Creating a Culture of Connection

This health system newsletter is a summary of Catalyst Learning’s webinar entitled “Creating a Culture of Connection: Proven Strategies for Success.”  To watch the webinar, click here. The 2022 workplace is being reshaped with a lens toward how the employer-employee relationship is changing.  Workers are questioning their career choices, and employers are asking themselves what…

Charge Nurses Are Also “Chief Retention Officers”

Organizational loyalty is cemented through relationships with supervisors and managers, but don’t overlook the importance of the Charge RN role to nurse loyalty and retention.  Turnover studies show that more often than leaving an employer, staff leave their first-level supervisor. Charge Nurses play a role in onboarding, coaching, patient experience and safety, and nurse retention. …

How Can I Be The Boss No Nurse Wants To Leave

how can i be the boss no nurse wants to leave

This article is a summary of a digital workshop given by Rose O. Sherman and Catalyst Learning Company on 9/1/2021. Ms. Sherman’s presentation was titled “Become the Boss No One Wants to Leave: Nurse Recruitment in Turbulent Times.” Catalyst Learning sponsored the event in recognition of the heroic role that nurses played in the U.S.…

Nurse Managers and ANM’s: Key Players in Saving the Country. Pandemic Reflections

Nurse Managers and Assistant Nurse Managers in U.S. health systems have many things demanding their attention each day. And that is during “normal” times! The 2020-2021 pandemic created more challenges for managers in care delivery organizations. Nurse Managers were tasked with securing medical equipment, turning units into COVID-19 care areas, short staffing, and providing emotional…

Hospital First-Level Supervisors: Did COVID-19 Expose Weakness?

First-level supervisors/managers in U.S. health systems have many things demanding their attention each day. And that is during “normal” times! The 2020–21 virus pandemic created more challenges for managers in care delivery organizations, including inadequate capacity, supply shortages, and adjusting workforce capacity to cope with changing needs and patient demand. Even before the pandemic, many…

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