Even though there are more than 4 million active nurses in the U.S., healthcare organizations are challenged to fill nurse leadership roles. Nurses need a way to gain the higher levels of education and training required to assume these more demanding leadership positions. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has risen to that challenge. Find out what your organization could do, too.

Employee turnover not only has a significant impact on patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes; it also comes at a high price. It is estimated that every percentage point increase in nurse turnover costs an average hospital about $300,000 annually. So how do you keep these sought-after RNs from seeking employment elsewhere? By making it desirable to stay. Here are four proactive measures for healthcare talent management professionals to consider adopting to recruit and retain engaged nurses who love their job and stay long term.

How to Help Your Nurses Transition from RN to BSN

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In 1902, Susan B. Anthony suggested that a “day will come when nurses will be university prepared.” As evidenced by this quote, the debate over the educational preparation of RNs has raged on for over a century. Despite Anthony’s prediction, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — only about 50 percent of the nation’s 2.8

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I believe the only way to address a challenge at work or in life, is to learn everything about the problem, as well as the potential solutions at hand. It takes effort, determination, and commitment to move from a place of stagnation into a position of a continuous learner actively engaged in creating solutions. But while this work shouldn’t be underestimated, often I find that, when it comes down to it, we are only hindered by our own ability to change personal and team habits.

Every so often, it’s important to look inward and ask yourself, “Am I really happy? Am I getting what I need? Do I feel fulfilled? Is my current relationship one that I can count on, day in and day out?” With Valentine’s Day around the corner, these may be things you’ve already asked yourself — and

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A new study by Medscape takes aim at a growing issue — nurses and job satisfaction. Not surprisingly, nurses who earn more display higher levels of overall job satisfaction — but there are other important takeaways from this research.

The Understated Value of Nurse Manager Orientation

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There’s no doubt that the healthcare industry is complex with many moving parts. At the heart of keeping healthcare systems operating are clinicians and caregivers, but perhaps the most often overlooked and under-appreciated role is that of the nurse manager. The hard work of nurse managers ensures high standards are met on a daily basis, increases employee

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The HIPAA Privacy Rule is one of the first things healthcare staff are educated on, and employees are required to complete refresher training annually to ensure that the organization can avoid the costly consequences of a security breach. Despite your best efforts, HIPAA violations inevitably arise at some point or another, and with audits becoming more aggressive you

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The American Heart Association Guidelines Are Here!

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That’s right… after much anticipation and bated breath, the official 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care are now available. These guidelines, which are updated every five years, are based on the most current and comprehensive review of resuscitation science, systems, protocols, and education.

The terms mandatory education, compliance training, and fun aren’t typically found in the same sentence, but the team at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital managed to change that with a music video set to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s 90s hit “Ice Ice Baby.” The video was produced to serve as a reminder of the organization’s training program, Destination

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