The Exec: Are Your Nurses Dissatisfied? Then Change Things Up
Flexible scheduling and new care models can help provide nurses the work-life balance they demand.
- Hospitals must respond to nurses’ demands for better work-life balance.
- The nursing shortage is requiring most hospitals to adopt different care models.
- Staffing, unit size, unit makeup, and staff experience all must be considered in implementing a new care model.
Getting creative with staffing and offering flexible scheduling to nurses are among the strategies that acute-care hospitals can adopt to keep the nurses they have and attract new ones, says a health system executive.
“The nursing exodus is driven, in part, by a desire for better work-life balance,” says Jill Bayless, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE, HACP, senior vice president of clinical services for Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), based in Plano, Texas.