Articles for nursing and Entry-Level Healthcare Employees

An Updated Model for Frontline Nursing Leadership

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This blog article is a summary of a session at AONL 2023 entitled “You may be on to something:” An Updated Model for Frontline Nursing Leadership. This was given by nurse leaders at Inova Health System. At AONL 2023, several visitors to the Catalyst Learning booth talked to us about this session and noted its relevance…

Beyond Orientation: Crafting a Winning Healthcare Onboarding Strategy

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Any new career begins with an onboarding process. In the healthcare sector, onboarding is essential to team efficiency at all levels. Understanding and implementing a successful employee onboarding strategy requires effort from both employer and employee through active participation. There are common pitfalls in healthcare specific and non-healthcare specific onboarding strategies, active engagement from all…

2023 Trends for Nursing Learning & Development Efforts

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What are nursing educators, instructors, and enterprise L&D leaders thinking as we head into 2023? In this article, Catalyst Learning reflects on well-cited nursing trends (staffing shortages, informatics, retention, need for leadership pipelines, etc.) and what we hear on-the-ground from nurse educators to understand and describe four priorities for NLD efforts in 2023. CNOs/Educators Think…

Oregon Surgery Center Adds Charge Nurse Role to Enhance Unit Leadership

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Bend Surgery Center (BSC) is a freestanding ambulatory surgery center in Central Oregon, the first and largest in the area. It performs 13,000+ cases annually and enjoys high JCAHO approval rates; 99% of patients cite being satisfied and would recommend BSC to others. BSC’s mission is to provide a safe, comfortable, and healthy patient-focused environment.…

The Cost of Nurse Retention Vs. Turnover

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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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