Tag: nurses

14
Aug

Why Trust Is a Must For Nurse Leaders

Have you given much thought to the role that trust plays in nursing lately? The public has ranked registered nurses as the most trustworthy people on the planet for years now, and for good reason. We were the one holding their uncle’s hand when he found out the cancer had come back. We’re the one who stitched up their son after his fall from the legendary tree at grandma’s house. We helped their brother with his…

31
Jul

7 Traits of Super Star Nurses

I was recently asked to make a recommendation for a client, and the CNO sent me a message which said “hopefully you’ll find us a superstar!” This got me thinking – what is it that makes someone a superstar employee? Every company has its superstar employees who seem to get more done, get better results, give a better service in a shorter time scale than their colleagues. I’m very fortunate to have worked with a good…

24
Jul

How Bullies Use Exclusion In The Workplace & What You Can Do About It

No one likes to feel excluded – especially at work – but exclusion plays a bigger role than we may think in the workplace. Pot Luck Sundays were the highlight of everyone’s week. After all, who doesn’t love food! The medical surgical GI unit instituted Pot Luck Sundays as an initiative to improve staff morale and inject some socialization into the workplace. The unit had high turnover and poor employee engagement scores and hoped getting the…

10
Jul

Creating Sacred Spaces In Healthcare

We are hearing more and more about disruptive behaviors in healthcare and how they impact the work environment, retention, AND patients. I’ve surveyed thousands of nurses over the years about the types of disruptive behaviors they’ve either experienced or witnessed in the workplace.  These behaviors range from eye rolling to actual physical violence.  Out of all of the behaviors listed (there are 15), the third most common behavior that nurses reported was being yelled at, openly…

26
Jun

Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Your Float Nurses

Today I’d like to tell you why and how you should be rolling out the red carpet for your float nurses. Four years ago I went back to the bedside. It had been 8 years since I independently cared for patients, so I was a nervous wreck! The environment had changed so much that even though I had been a nurse for 20+ years, I was not confident in my ability to get back on the…

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