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CNO Exchange: Nurse Executive Shares Promising Workforce Solution

Nurse Leader Insider, November 17, 2016

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Attendees at the HealthLeaders Media 2016 Chief Nursing Officer Exchange shared their best peer-to-peer solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the nursing profession.

More than two dozen top nurse executives from around the country gathered at the invitation-only HeathLeaders Media 2016 Chief Nursing Officer exchange from Nov. 2 to 4 at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA, to discuss issues of concern to nurse leaders and to share viable solutions to these challenges including the nursing shortage.

"As I listened to our conference planning calls, it seemed like workforce, staffing, and scheduling issues just never go away," said Barbara R. Medvec, RN, MSA, MSN, NEA-BC, adjunct professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and executive at BRM Health Associates.

The Problem
One particular challenge nurse leaders are currently dealing with is difficulty finding experienced nurses to fill positions in specialty areas such as critical care.

During the event's popular Ideas Exchange breakfast, Medvec shared the specifics of an innovative specialty nursing orientation program that was put in place at a four hospital systems in Southeast Michigan.

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