Nursing

Blog spotlight: Different ways peers are improving nurse satisfaction

Nurse Leader Insider, November 30, 2009

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Nurse Leader Insider!

The July 28 blog post discussing ways to boost nurse morale in a time of uncertainty has been one of the most popular recent topics. The post provided quick and helpful hints on no- or low-cost ways to boost the morale of nurses in your organizations. The post also generated a lot of discussion and many readers shared their own tips and strategies about what they have been trying.

Here are some of the highlights of the suggestions:

  • Caught red handed campaign: Recognize staff members who have been “caught” doing their job well.
  • Gift cards: Present a gift card to acknowledge a nurse who has gone out of his or her way to be an excellent nurse.
  • Strive for five: Leave small questionnaires in plain sight of patients, visitors, and hospital staff members and ask everyone to fill them out. The person can comment on a particular staff member doing an excellent job, similar to a comment card at a restaurant. Any staff member receiving a good comment earns $10 on the next pay check.

To read other ways peers are improving nurse satisfaction and add your comments, click here.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Nurse Leader Insider!

Most Popular