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Is There a Nursing Shortage? | Nurse Kneeling Down Talking to Patient in Wheelchair

Is There a Nursing Shortage?

Throughout the twentieth century and into the present day, there have been periodic nursing shortages. Shortages of these crucial clinical team members pose pressing challenges for healthcare organizations. But is there a nursing shortage now? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this profession is growing at a rate of around 12%—significantly faster than most other professions. Unfortunately,...

Burnout, Nursing, Patient Satisfaction, Quality of Care

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Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies | Nurse Helping Patient Out of Bed

Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies

One key measure of hospital care quality is the facility’s readmission rates, or the percentage of patients who experience unplanned readmission after a previous stay. Readmissions are expensive—more than $14,000 per readmission in costs to the hospital, on average, according to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Even though hospitals may end up making a net profit from a patient’s...

Care Guidance, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, HRRP, Nursing, Patient Behavior, Patient Compliance, Patient Engagement, Patient Navigation, Readmissions, Social Determinants

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How Can Nurses Improve Patient Satisfaction? Nurse Holding Patient's Hand

How Can Nurses Improve Patient Satisfaction?

Nursing staff, including registered nurses, nursing aid, and nursing managers and directors, play an integral role in a patient’s experience within any health care setting. As such, these care providers are often instrumental in improving overall patient satisfaction, and are often the first to ask, “How can nurses improve patient satisfaction?” 4 Nursing Strategies to Improve Patient...

Nursing, Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction

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6 Strategies for Decreasing Nurse Burnout

6 Strategies for Decreasing Nurse Burnout

Nurse fatigue and disengagement can pose serious problems for healthcare organizations, and a recent survey from Kronos found 63% of nurses say their job has caused burnout. The survey also found that more than 4 out of 5 nurses think hospitals today are losing good staff because other employers offer a better work/life balance. When nurses experience burnout—often defined as a state of emotional...

Burnout, Nursing, Patient Satisfaction

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2018 National Patient Navigation Compensation Survey Results

2018 National Patient Navigation Compensation Survey Results

From late 2017 through early 2018, we invited those working in navigation roles in the U.S. to participate in a patient navigation compensation survey. In addition to questions on pay, survey respondents also provided information on their professional experience, the makeup of their navigation teams, training experiences, and more. It is our hope that the resulting data will provide much-needed...

AONN, Cancer Navigation, Nurse Navigators, Nursing, Patient Navigation

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