Whitepapers

Creating a Culture of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice – Why and How

This paper looks at the importance of integrating evidence into nursing practice and examines the current views of nursing personnel regarding it, as well as barriers that can impede implementation. It also outlines how nurse managers and leaders can assist in establishing a culture in which evidence-based nursing practice (EBNP) can thrive and looks at research tools that can simplify and encourage both the generation and use of evidence.

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Empowering Clinical Nurse Educators With Tools To Drive Efficiency

The typical job description for a Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) includes an extensive list of capabilities and tasks. With such tremendous responsibilities, CNEs are VIPs in healthcare facilities. As such, they must be provided with the tools they need to effectively address their diverse duties, overcome endemic challenges and perform to the best of their abilities. Created to address obstacles faced each day by the busy CNE, the most effective solutions ease these pain points and exponentially drive efficiencies and promote excellence across the healthcare system.

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Achieving Performance Goals: Do You Have the Basics for Success?

This white paper identifies healthcare organizations’ challenges and priorities, discusses major factors that help them achieve their goals, and highlights the path leading to the basics of achieving performance goals.

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Preceptor Preparation Helps Hospitals Improve Nurse Retention Rates

There is no question that a nationwide nursing shortage exists. Recruitment and retention of new nurses is a continuing and significant problem for healthcare organizations. RN turnover in the first year of hire can be significant in terms of cost and employee morale, and can have potential effects on patient safety and quality of care. The use of a clinical coach or preceptor for a new nurse leads to improved orientation and onboarding outcomes. Preceptor selection, preparation, and ongoing follow-up and support contribute to the development and maintenance of preceptor competence. Improved nurse satisfaction with a competent preceptor reduces turnover rate. The purpose of this white paper is to summarize the scope of the problem, discuss contributing issues and introduce strategies that lead to best-in-class preceptor preparation.

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