Nursing Shortage

Nursing Shortage

An Examination of the Nursing Shortage & its Relationship to Recruitment & Retention Although there have been intermittent periods of reprieve from the nursing shortage in the U.S., this lack of availability has more often than not repeated itself. These...

Criticality of the Chief Nursing Officer

Criticality of the Chief Nursing Officer

Success or Failure is in Your Hands Although the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is both necessary and critical to any hospital organization, it may be surprising to recognize that little has been published about why this is true. The intangible factors associated with...

The Value-Based Purchasing Vaccine

The Value-Based Purchasing Vaccine

How Pursuit of Nursing Excellence Inoculates Hospitals to Maximize Value-Based Purchasing Reimbursement Nursing excellence is an essential piece of the reimbursement equation in the Accountable Care Act’s Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program. VBP links a portion of...

Pitfalls of Stretch Coverage

Pitfalls of Stretch Coverage

8 Consequences of Using Stretch Coverage for an Open Leadership Position There is no doubt we live and work in an age of budget constraints, scrutiny and having to do more with less. When hospitals are faced with critical and unexpected leadership gaps, it is not...

Whitepapers

Good Writing

Three Areas That Can Improve Your Narrative Once you are ready to begin crafting your Magnet® narratives, most of the heavy lifting has already been done. Your hospital has embraced the Magnet® philosophy, implemented new initiatives and improved outcomes. The work of...

Developing the Magnet Steering Committee

Assigning Tasks and Responsibilities to Ensure Success We often find that organizations wait until the writing phase of their Magnet Journey® to choose and assemble their Magnet Steering Committee (MSC). The purpose of this paper is to show readers the importance of...

Approaches and Helpful Hints for Writing the Document

Meeting Challenges and Organizing Your Narrative The challenges to accomplishing writing goals and meeting the submission deadline are multifaceted. Each of these issues must be addressed at the beginning of the project (Phase II): Resourcing the writing: It typically...