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.

The Nurse Engagement Toolkit

Nurses Week is a great time to examine if your organization is doing all it can to create an environment where nurses want to work, thrive, and grow their careers. Our Nurse Engagement Toolkit gives healthcare talent management professionals resources for creating a culture and employer brand that will help you continue to attract, source, align, and develop highly engaged nursing teams.

In today’s market where a third of hospitals have an RN vacancy rate of more than 10% (according to Compdata Surveys), healthcare talent management professionals need to examine their organizations to see if their culture is doing its job. Does your culture attract nurse candidates, or is it driving away some of the nurses you already have? Take our quiz to find out if your team is creating an organizational culture that attracts and retains top nursing talent!

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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Mental and behavioral health conditions are strongly related to many risk behaviors for chronic diseases and substance abuse, as well as to the occurrence, treatment, and course of chronic diseases like asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 300 million people live with depression and stated that the “lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma, that prevent many from accessing the treatment they need to live healthy, productive lives.” And to make matters worse, the supply of trained psychiatrists can’t keep up with demand.

How healthy is your team when it comes to employee engagement? Are you missing warning signs that a disengagement diagnosis is on the horizon? What should your engagement treatment plan be moving forward? Take the Healthcare Employee Engagement Checkup quiz from the book “6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement: Lead & Succeed in a Do-More-With-Less World” by Vicki Hess, RN to find out.

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 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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This post is an excerpt from our white paper Journey to Magnet Excellence®: How Talent Management Influences Nursing Distinction. In this white paper, we discuss how hospitals with ANCC Magnet Recognition® focus on developing and maintaining a culture committed to advancing nursing practice and nursing excellence in alignment with a hospital’s strategic goals.