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News Spotlight: Transforming care at the bedside to increase nursing satisfaction

Nurse Leader Insider, November 2, 2009

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The New Jersey Hospital Association's Institute for Quality and Patient Safety (NJHA) has launched a three-year initiative to increase the amount of time nurses spend with their patients, while also increasing job satisfaction. NJHA has joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) initiative Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB), which aims to address the nursing shortage while working toward a transformation in the nursing work environment.

"Because of the nursing shortage projections and the changing demographics of our society, we must change the environment in which nurses work to increase retention and decrease turnover," Aline Holmes, MSN, RN, director of the NJHA Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, said in an official statement.

With help from a $732,000 grant from RWJF, TCAB hopes to provide education and training for staff nurses on the front-line, empower staff nurses, and provide education and training for nurse managers.

In November, 47 New Jersey hospitals will participate in the first learning session for the TCAB initiative.

Source: New Jersey Hospital Association



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