The nursing shortage in the US has reached a record high and taking a heavy toll on the health care industry. One of the fallouts of this shortage is a pervasive sense of burnout and exhaustion among our nation’s nurses.
So, what can be done to keep nurses happy in their jobs despite staffing shortages, and feeling the same passion for their careers that first brought them to nursing? Here are some suggestions from the ACCESS Nursing Team:
- Listen to your nurses’ concerns – Everyone needs to feel valued. Acknowledge the concerns of your nurses and see what you can do to alleviate their problems.
- Prioritize a positive workplace culture – A positive company culture emphasizes a work/life balance. Treating the workplace as a family and creating a “home away from home” atmosphere will make your nurses enjoy coming to work.
- Prioritize nurse retention – Retention levels should be a top priority for nurse executives. This will not only boost workplace morale but will also benefit patient care.
- Address the need for quality nurse training and education – Help nurses get better prepared and feel more confident by offering quality nurse training and instruction. Greater NY Nursing Services offers a “Grad to Greater” training program that gives nurses the opportunity to learn on the job while getting paid. For more information, contact, email@example.com or call (212)-687-7464