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The Nurse Preceptor ToolkitThis toolkit has nine tools designed to help organizations update their preceptor support to more effectively teach the growing workforce entering practice in today’s complex care environment.
The Experience-Complexity GapAs retirement-age nurses exit the workforce while the influx of new nurses continues to grow, the net effect is a decline in the overall experience of the nursing workforce. Use the strategies and best practices in this report to close the experience-complexity gap.
Nurse Manager Time AuditUse these tools to support the process of re-evaluating the nurse manager role.
First Year Nurse Retention ToolkitStrategies to fast-track professional growth and loyalty.
The Nurse Manager's Guide to Improving Unit OutcomesMove the dial on a growing number of metrics and avoid spreading yourself—and your staff—too thin.
Use these resources to quickly translate best practices into action at your organization.
The Nurse Preceptor Toolkit
This toolkit has nine tools designed to help organizations update their preceptor support to more effectively teach the growing workforce entering practice in today’s complex care environment. | More
Toolkit for Building Implementation-Ready Care Standards
This toolkit provides design teams with a recommended template for developing consistent and comprehensive care standards that are actionable at the front line. | More
Nurse Manager Time Audit
Get tools to conduct a nurse unit manager time audit and performance gap assessment. | More
First Year Nurse Retention Toolkit
Implement three critical strategies for promoting professional growth and building nursing loyalty in the first year. | More
The Nurse Manager's Guide to Improving Unit Outcomes
Get a toolkit for moving the dial on a growing number of metrics and avoiding spreading yourself—and your staff—too thin. | More
Motivational Interviewing 101
The manager's toolkit for helping frontline clinicians tap into patients' motivation to change. | More
Patient Decision Aids 101
Resources to help managers ensure frontline clinicians incorporate patient input into care decisions. | More
The Customizable Waiting Room Care Card
See how hospitals are minimizing family anxiety during procedures—and use our simple template to create your own waiting room care card. | More
The Market Force Course
Frontline staff need to understand the market forces challenging their organization; this toolkit translates 12 market forces into frontline terms. | More
The Critical Thinking Toolkit
Sixteen tools to enhance bedside nursing performance by focusing on five core components of critical thinking. | More
The Patient Experience Toolkit
Access seven tools to implement a three-part holistic strategy to improve the patient experience. | More
The Peer Accountability Toolkit
Seven exercises to teach frontline nurses to deliver timely and effective peer feedback. | More
Nursing Best Practice Crosswalk
Your most pressing challenges mapped to our best practices. See solutions that can be implemented on a single unit or across the entire nursing department. | Get started
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Industry experts and members from top organizations tackle frequently asked questions about key nursing issues:
How Advocate Children’s “bounce back kits” boost nurse resilience
Learn how Advocate Children's Hospital used a $5 care package called the “bounce back kit" to improve nurse self-care. | More
Frequently asked questions about UnityPoint’s new nurse mentorship program
Learn how UnityPoint created and sustained its nursing mentorship program. | More
Frequently asked questions about the benefits of a dedicated sepsis nurse
Learn how St. Joseph Hospital created and sustained its dedicated sepsis RN program. | More
Point-of-Care Violence: A Call to Action from Members
Carol Boston Fleischhauer recaps discussions of point-of-care violence and some organization’s practices to address this challenge. | More
How Johns Hopkins University Improved Nurse Resilience by Addressing Moral Distress
Read our post-webconference Q&A with Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN. | More
How to Make Shared Governance Matter
Liz Cambier, MSN, RN-BC shares answers to frequently asked questions about how Holland Hospital overcame challenges to improve its shared governance structure. | More
Achieving Magnet® recognition
Leaders at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) discuss how organizations applying for redesignation or just starting out with Magnet® can best go about achieving recognition. | More
Building a care navigator program
Leaders at Premier Health discuss how they developed an illness management initiative designed to reduce readmissions and total cost of care for their top-user patients. | More
Creating a supportive research environment
Dr. Karen Hill discusses how nurse leaders can empower their staff to publish research, highlighting tips for new authors and what hot topics journals are looking for. | More
Ann Scott Blouin, a leading expert at The Joint Commission, explains what it means to be a high-reliability organization and how leaders are creating a harm-free system for patients. | More
Preventing patient falls and related injuries
Dr. Patricia Quigley reviews the latest strategies for reducing falls with injury, including how to measure fall reduction and staff prevention teams. | More
Going beyond the clinical ladder
Learn about Gundersen Health System's innovative professional development model, which goes beyond the clinical ladder to offer more meaningful professional growth. | More
Moving to a BSN-educated nursing workforce
North Shore-LIJ Health System plans to have all BSN-achieved nurses at the point of hire within five years. Learn about why they implemented this policy and its effect. | More
The Clinical Nurse Leader role
What’s the best way to integrate Clinical Nurse Leaders into your organization? Leaders from Trinity Health Saint Mary's explain. | More
The HOUDINI Protocol
Learn how BJC HealthCare enabled nurses to remove urinary catheters as soon as clinically appropriate. | More
The 'Spa Team'
Find out how leaders at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis ensure patients reliably receive baths by deploying specialized bath techs on each unit. | More
UPMC's next-generation nursing school curriculum
UPMC nurse leaders explain how they expanded their nursing school curriculum to instill a system-level perspective among future frontline nurses. | More
The reliable rounder rounding model
Katherine Virkstis and nurse leaders from UPMC explore UPMC’s model for creating role specificity among patient care technicians. | More