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'What I Need Are Leaders': How Reducing Span of Control Allows for Workforce Development

Analysis  |  By G Hatfield  
   June 07, 2024

Reducing span of control will allow for leadership development, this nurse leader says. 

HealthLeaders spoke with Rudy Jackson, senior vice president and chief nurse executive at UW Health, and HealthLeaders Exchange member, to find out how leaders can lower span of control for nurse managers to improve workforce development without adding additional cost. Tune in to hear his insights.

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G Hatfield is the nursing editor for HealthLeaders.


Nurse managers are spread thin, and leaders need to brainstorm ways to give them time back to complete their tasks. 

Reducing span of control can give time to nurse leaders to help develop their managers and reduce turnover. 

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