Top 10 Nursing Stories of 2011
9. Top 5 Challenges Facing Nursing in 2012
The year 2010 may have been when enormous healthcare changes began, but 2011 was the year these changes hit nursing. And in 2012 every nurse leader and manager must be prepared for the full impact.
10. Nurse Staffing Costs Must Be Weighed Against Cost of Errors
When revenues fall, hospitals stop investing in the biggest budget expense: nurses. That's a bad short-term solution to a long-term problem. Executives must acquaint themselves with studies demonstrating how nurse staffing affects a hospital's overall performance and base staffing decisions on evidence.
And one more...
11. Talk to Nurses About Facebook Before They Talk About You
Facebook's ubiquity makes people not think about it very much. It's just part of life. But when one's profession involves interacting in other people's lives, the lines can be blurred. And that's a problem for employers.
Rebecca Hendren is a senior managing editor at HCPro, Inc. in Danvers, MA. She edits www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com and manages The Leaders' Lounge blog for nurse managers. Email her at email@example.com.
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