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'Tell Our Story as Nurses': How CNOs Can Promote Wellbeing

Analysis  |  By G Hatfield  
   May 08, 2024

Nurse wellbeing makes the rest of the healthcare team succeed, says this nurse leader.

Nurse wellbeing is essential to the success of a health system, and it is the CNO's job to make sure they are providing programs and support to help keep their staff safe and well.

April Prunty, director of nursing professional development at Allina Health, spoke to HealthLeaders about how CNOs can be visible and provide support, and redesign workflows to give nurses time to prioritize their mental health. Tune in to hear her insights.

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G Hatfield is the nursing editor for HealthLeaders.


CNOs must make themselves visible to nurses to show their support and understand their needs.

Leaders should be creative with employee resources and redesign workflows so that nurses can have time to prioritize their wellbeing.

Academic partnerships and nurse residency programs are key to building resiliency among new graduate nurses.

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