Select from case studies, whitepapers and webinars to discover valuable information related to leadership placement, cultural excellence, and Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® designations.

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Case Studies
Magnet Redesignation
Editorial Staff
06/12/2018
350+ Inpatient Beds Hospital Achieves Magnet Redesignation Partnering With HealthLinx Background Facility Overview: • University-affiliated General Medical and Surgical Hospital in the Northeastern United States • 350+ inpatient beds • More than 30 years as a leading teaching hospital Case Presentation: • Seeking re-designation and worked with HealthLinx for their prior
PCU Nurse Manager
05/04/2018
Flagship Hospital achieves $303,661 in Positive Financial Impact in 133 days Background   Facility Overview: Flagship hospital of a three-hospital, not-for-profit community health care system. Case Presentation: History of unstable leadership at the nurse manager level. The unit was struggling with the use of contract labor, retention of staff, patient experience and other
Chief Nursing Executive
Editorial Staff
04/27/2018
Community Hospital achieves over $500K in Positive Financial Impact in just 169 days Background   Facility Overview: Community hospital with 114 beds in a rural location Case Presentation: Previous leadership was challenged with ability to develop direct reports. Decline in key metrics - such as HAPU, falls, & C. Diff. Lack of leadership can be a threat to retaining curren
Director of Cardiovascular Cath Lab
Editorial Staff
03/29/2018
Community hospital achieves $913,325 Positive Financial Impact in 8 Months Background Facility Overview: Flagship hospital of a four hospital system, 254-beds, not-for-profit, Level II tertiary teaching hospital Case Presentation: Position vacancy of 10 months in need of supply standardization, improved quality metrics, and staff stabilization Outcome: Targeted deliverables achieve
Webinars
Nursing and Finance: Get Your Nursing Staff to Think Like a CFO
Brad Robinson
04/25/2018
Nursing leaders have often found themselves at a disadvantage when trying to manage the money side of nursing Finance. In this webinar, we share some background on why this gap continues to exist, lessons learned and provide strategies in developing clinical nurses to become excellent financial stewards for you and your organization. Topics include: • The dreaded budget time and why so
Preparing the Nurse of the Future: Transition to Practice, Mentoring and Succession Planning
Editorial Staff
03/21/2018
In the complex and changing world of healthcare compounded with the nursing shortage, it is important that nurses be competent and confident in their professional role. Whether a newly graduated nurse, Advanced Practice RN, Nurse leader or Chief Nursing officer, a supportive and creative professional learning environment is needed in order for successful transition. This session focuses on t
Strategic Planning: Execution from the Boardroom to the Bedside
Kristin Whitehead
02/21/2018
Strategic Planning is a critical but often under-executed healthcare business process. With the ever-changing healthcare environment, developing a strategic plan conducive to organizational agility is paramount. This session focuses on development of specific objectives that provide a roadmap to success. Tactics are described to align the organizational level strategic plan with the nursing str
Introduction to the 2019 Magnet® Application Manual
Editorial Staff
11/30/2017
This webinar discusses the recently released 2019 Magnet Application Manual. An overview of the key component requirements will be provided. This learning activity is appropriate for anyone designating or re-designating as of February 2019. This webinar is intended for hospital executives, nurses, and Magnet Program Directors in organizations that are pursuing or already hold Magnet® designati
Whitepapers
Improving the Patient Experience - 6 Leadership Keys to Success
Valerie Jones
11/11/2016
Introduction Leadership is crucial to inspiring, instilling, and facilitating change. Success requires a Leader who understands and acts with integrity and intelligence in response to the dynamics surrounding the patient experience. Any action for improvement begins with honest reflection. Ask yourself three questions: 1. What is the patient experience at my facility? 2. What would make the
Nursing Shortage
04/14/2016
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 nursing shortages are manifested in a myriad of ways and reveal a complex web of interconnected and often uncontrollable factors for
Criticality of the Chief Nursing Officer
Editorial Staff
03/22/2016
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 success or failure of the individual  fulfilling this daunting role is poorly understood. This individual is leading more than 6
The Value-Based Purchasing Vaccine
Kathleen Yhlen
02/16/2016
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 the hospital’s reimbursement to patient satisfaction scores, clinical process measures and quality outcome measures. Nursing care

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