Nursing Satisfaction

Describe the management strategies of recruitment and retention in nursing leadership Discussion Overview This discussion forum explores the problems that nursing leadership faces every day when managing a group of nurses. It addresses staffing concerns and patient safety. As a nurse manager, you must be aware of the general morale among staff members and address any morale issues on a short- and long-term basis. You will need to apply your knowledge of recruitment and retention to address these concerns. Deliverables Your participation in the discussion forum, including the following: Responses to the initial questions Responses to at least two other students’ posts Step 1 Read the scenario. You are one year into your first nurse manager position and you have noticed that your staffing is way below average. Your turnover rate is at 13%, and you have noticed that new RNs are only staying about six to nine months after orientation. You are hearing complaints from staff about constantly orientating new RNs. You also hear patient complaints that staff are not anticipating their needs. This is affecting your budget, staff morale, and patient outcomes. Additionally, a number of documentation and medication errors have occurred over the last three months, and these mistakes are contributing to poor patient outcomes. Step 2 Post your response to the discussion board. Discuss short- and long-term decisions to help alleviate problems on your unit. Respond to the following questions and, if it’s relevant, include your own personal experience: Discuss the concerns of this unit and any priorities that will need to be analyzed immediately. Explain your short-term (zero- to six-month) decisions and plan. Describe your long-term decisions and your rationale for making these decisions Objective Describe the management strategies of recruitment and retention in nursing leadership Discussion Overview This discussion forum explores the problems that nursing leadership faces every day when managing a group of nurses. It addresses staffing concerns and patient safety. As a nurse manager, you must be aware of the general morale among staff members and address any morale issues on a short- and long-term basis. You will need to apply your knowledge of recruitment and retention to address these concerns. Deliverables Your participation in the discussion forum, including the following: Responses to the initial questions Responses to at least two other students’ posts Step 1 Read the scenario. You are one year into your first nurse manager position and you have noticed that your staffing is way below average. Your turnover rate is at 13%, and you have noticed that new RNs are only staying about six to nine months after orientation. You are hearing complaints from staff about constantly orientating new RNs. You also hear patient complaints that staff are not anticipating their needs. This is affecting your budget, staff morale, and patient outcomes. Additionally, a number of documentation and medication errors have occurred over the last three months, and these mistakes are contributing to poor patient outcomes. Step 2 Post your response to the discussion board. Discuss short- and long-term decisions to help alleviate problems on your unit. Respond to the following questions and, if it’s relevant, include your own personal experience: Discuss the concerns of this unit and any priorities that will need to be analyzed immediately. Explain your short-term (zero- to six-month) decisions and plan. Describe your long-term decisions and your rationale for making these decisions

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