Three nurse executives share the challenges they've faced and the solutions they've developed to effectively staff their clinical management teams.
Healthcare is complex (who knew?) and so is staffing the nursing workforce.
It's not enough to follow the basic "a nurse is a nurse" equation. In addition to filling open positions, it's essential that the positions be filled with RNs who have the right experience and the right skills to provide quality nursing care.
Earlier this month, I moderated a panel discussion during the 2nd Annual Nurse Leadership Summit at the 14th Annual World Health Care Congress Washington, DC.
During the session, titled Challenges and Solutions to Staffing Your Clinical Workforce, three nurse executives covered a variety of topics related to the nursing workforce. Our conversation covered the challenges and solutions related to staffing the clinical management team. The transcript below has been lightly edited.
Jennifer Thew, RN, is the senior nursing editor at HealthLeaders.