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.

In healthcare human resources and nursing leaders commit to improving workforce engagement and creating positive professional practice environments through leadership synergy, the ability to navigate the complex challenges inherent in today’s healthcare environment is enhanced. Individual and organizational goals are achieved through collaborative coordination that ultimately improves the quality of care for patients, families and the communities we serve.

If you ask a group of nurses why they decided to go into nursing, the overwhelming response will probably be, “Because I wanted to help others.” Helping patients through direct clinical care is what many nurses want to focus on ─ management may not be a planned career choice, but a thing they step into due to

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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.