Nurse Management Articles

Turnover in nursing care has a number of negative cascading effects, from understaffed shifts and lack of continuity in care to the inability to fill open beds in your facility. Add to this the lost resources spent in training staff members who leave, and you’re left with a system that is costl…

Turnover in nursing care has a number of negative cascading effects, from understaffed shifts and lack of continuity in care to the inability to fill open beds in your facility. Add to this the lost resources spent in training staff members who leave, and you’re left with a system that is costly, unpredictable, and, frankly, unsustainable.

The good news is that the problem is fixable, especially with the right approach to nurse management. As with any industry, the stronger connections you can build between and among your employees and their everyday work, the more likely they will stick with you in the long-term. It all starts with knowing your people, understanding their career plans, and measuring how they feel about their career paths on an ongoing basis.

But knowing the importance of nursing management and actually putting a plan in place are two different things. That’s why this section was designed to provide you with actionable resources that you can use to improve the performance and resilience of your nursing team.

Nursing Management: Examples and Overview

When it comes to managing individual nurse professionals, you’ll rarely find a one-size-fits-all approach. However, it never hurts to have examples to learn from as you search for creative ways to encourage career growth. This section has that, and more, as you’ll learn more about nurse management from the perspective of your nursing professionals, your managers, and your broader company culture. Here we’ll cover topics such as how to:

  • Manage nurses in a way that improves quality of care and, ultimately, patient outcomes.
  • Measure satisfaction amongst your nursing staff and identify red flags.
  • Integrate a workforce composed of employees and contractors.
  • Work with staffing partners to develop more predictable scheduling.
  • Develop leadership skills in your nurse managers.
  • Support your nursing director given all of their competing priorities.
  • Implement training programs and create a culture of professional growth.
  • Positively shape your overall company culture so that it aligns with your vision.
  • Use management tools to create a Magnet Model for your facility.
  • Maximize the impact of your management resources to support your business goals.

Get a Better Handle on Nurse Management Today

The demands on healthcare facilities, especially post-acute facilities, are substantial, but that doesn’t mean that you need to shoulder them alone. At IntelyCare, we understand the management challenges you face on a daily basis and are here to provide you with shortcuts to solutions.

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Nurse SWOT Analysis: Training Guide for Facilities

Interested in using a nurse SWOT analysis to evaluate workflow at your facility? Follow these tips to maximize the utility of this tool.

Top 10 Issues in Nursing for Facilities

Looking to more proactively tackle patient care challenges? Learn about the top 10 issues in nursing and ways to address them at your facility.

Identifying Unconscious Bias in Healthcare: 5 Best Practices

Did you know that unconscious bias in healthcare can be detrimental to patient safety? Learn about the impact of bias to improve equity and equality.

Mental Health for Nurses: Facility Guide

Addressing mental health for nurses can improve staff satisfaction, retention, and engagement. Discover creative ways to support your nursing team.

Using Employee Feedback Tools: 5 Tips for Healthcare Facilities

Looking for creative ways to improve care quality? Employee feedback tools can identify weaknesses and help develop meaningful improvement initiatives.

Using Universal Fall Precautions: Facility Guide and FAQ

Are you implementing universal fall precautions at your facility? This FAQ will help you get started so that you can better prevent patient falls.

Types of Games for Dementia Patients: Ideas for Facilities

Seeking appropriate and engaging games for dementia patients? Here are 5 types of games that can help support patients with cognitive decline.

Mandatory Reporting: Nursing Training Guide for Facilities

Does your staff fully understand its responsibilities pertaining to mandatory reporting? Nursing leaders can use this training guide to get started.

What Is an MSO in Healthcare? Explanation and FAQ

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Source-Oriented Medical Record Format: Overview and FAQ

Understanding the perks and drawbacks of using a source-oriented medical record strategy can ensure your team provides the best possible patient care.

What Is the Maslach vs. Oldenburg Burnout Inventory? FAQ

What can the Maslach and Oldenburg Burnout Inventory tools tell you about burnout among your healthcare staff? Read this FAQ to learn the basics.