Best of the Strategies for Nurse Managers Reading Room

Nurse Leader Insider, December 22, 2017

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2018 is almost here, so why not refresh your knowledge with some of the timeless articles from the Strategies for Nurse Managers Reading Room?

Below are some of the most read articles from the Reading Room this year.

  • Learning and mastering the operating budget: Healthcare organizations use various types of budgets to monitor the financial status of their organization, such as operating, program, product line, cash, or capital. A budget is a plan, roadmap, or a tool used by managers to ensure that quality and cost-effective services are provided to patients.

  • Helping Charge Nurses understand their leadership role: As the amount of patients admitted to hospitals every day increases, it becomes more pressing to ensure front-line leaders—charge nurses—are well aware of their role, responsibility, accountability, and authority.

  • 10 cost-effective and creative tips to boost staff morale: Healthcare facilities nationwide are trimming staff, freezing pay, and cutting incentive programs to stay financially afloat in the current economic climate. Unfortunately doing so is likely to sink staff morale, which can drag the facility’s quality of care down with it.
  • The difference between leadership and management: In most books in the nursing field, there is a considerable amount of focus given to management and very little given to leadership. But we must remember that, unlike management skills, leadership is not necessarily tied to a position. Everyone has the potential to be a leader, and nurses have the responsibility to be leaders in their organizations.

  • What makes a positive patient experience? Hospitals have been working toward better patient satisfaction for years. Now, with patient experience survey results posted publicly and a new national value-based purchasing system in place, it's more important than ever to understand what positively and negatively affects a patient's time spent in the hospital.


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