Nursing

Ask the expert: Improving nurse satisfaction

Nurse Leader Insider, January 24, 2011

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This week, Cynthia Barnard, MBA, MSJS, CPHQ, gives examples of ways to improve nurse satisfaction at the departmental and unit level.

Q:  What are some nurse-driven projects I can implement to improve nurse satisfaction?

A:  Quality improvement projects to improve nurse satisfaction need to be coordinated at both the departmental and unit levels. Examples of departmental projects include:

  • Retention committees to evaluate workload
  • Older-nurse focus groups
  • Increased nursing recognition (via programs such as the DAISY© Award)
  • Increased staff nurse membership on departmental retention committee

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