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4 Ways to Retain Entry-Level Workers at Your System

It isn’t news that entry-level hiring in 2024 is difficult. Healthcare systems need valuable non-clinical workers to fill positions like CNAs, environmental, nutrition, patient services, aides and tech roles. Workers are expecting starting wages that are high. Then once they are trained could jump ship to a better paying job in a competitor hospital, or […]

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,…

How Can Nurse Leaders Support the Next Generation in 2024?

Thirty five percent of nurses are novices. Young nurses can become frustrated when they’re not ready to work in some clinical settings if there are additional stressors. An unpleasant workplace, especially as a newer nurse, may lead to overall dissatisfaction, low team morale, and increased turnover.   With continuing unprecedented retirements and healthcare landscape change,…

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.…