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Charge Nurses as Mentors: How CNOs Can Encourage a Culture of Learning

The case for mentoring in Nursing The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 (2021) report identifies mentoring as critical in transitioning to a more equitable healthcare system stating that “new and established nurse leaders – at all levels and in all settings – are needed to lead change” (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, [NAM] 2021, […]

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…

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

bend surgery center article from catalyst learning

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.…

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

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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…

Helping Charge Nurses to Lead During Unstable Times

Helping Charge Nurses to Lead During Unstable Times - Nurse with stethoscope and blue scrubs

The role of the first-level supervisory nurse is critical for quality patient care and overall work quality for nursing staff. The role is also very complicated, especially given that nurses often assume the role based on clinical skills, with limited formal leadership development. Solving problems, understanding staff members scope of practice, and dealing with staff…

Geisinger (PA) Builds Career Pipelines for Individual Contributors

Geisinger Hospital

Geisinger is a regional care provider in 45 Pennsylvania counties, spanning central and northeastern PA. More than 1 million patients are cared for at the health system’s 9 hospitals and numerous clinics and outpatient facilities. Geisinger has a history of leading through trauma and trying times. Its very first hospital opened ahead of schedule in…

Nursing Trends to Watch in 2021

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First off, take the 2020 nursing trends article we wrote back in January of 2020, and throw it in the shredder. Whew, no one saw 2020 coming, and hopefully we’re soon to see it leaving. But there are some trends for 2021 and onwards that we see bubbling up from American Nurse Today, American Nurse…

Moments of Joy, and Hope, from a Challenging Year

In what has been a year unlike any other, we are reminded of the importance of taking time to celebrate hopeful moments of joy. We’ve seen just how much frontline healthcare workers are putting on the line to provide safe, compassionate care during this pandemic. We have gathered photos from dear customers across the country…