The healthcare industry, just like any other type of industry, has enjoyed its own sets of ups and downs. Among its lows, the industry has experienced issues to do with nursing shortages, nursing staff turnover, nurse staffing ratios, unit closures among others. Nursing shortages and nursing staff turnover is still a challenge to the health care system and health care organization. Just like any other organization, personnel management, capacity building, and development are essential towards mutual benefit for both the staffs and the team. Nursing shortage and turnover are usually as a result of a negative factor within the medical environment.
How Nursing Leaders Ought to Approach Nurses Shortages and Nurses Staff Turnover.
It is always bound to be quite a tricky and tedious task for nursing leaders to be able to strike a balance between management of the medical institutions and the observation of the nurses’ welfare. At all times, the nurses` leaders must ensure a shared vision within the department and organization, build trust between the leadership and the general staff and among the staff. This will call for a high level of integrity and competency of the lead nurse. The leaders and managers are usually the ones who bear much of the brunt when it comes to poor performances at the workplace by the nurses. As a result, they are supposed to ensure that th...