The Importance Of Nurse Staffing Management

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In the growing hospital setting, the challenges of staffing have become more complicated. The facilities for different reasons need the appropriate number of nursing staffing that go with patient census and working hours daily and weekly based on the 24 hours effective patient care (Sullivan, 2013). Because of restructuring and the increased attention to cost and labor, the new directive has certain restrictions that you cannot hire nurses with more than 2 years of experience. This increased tension and worry in the supervising nurse manager about the future of the OB unit. Analyzing openings and position description, then determining the experience, skill level, and behavioral factors of new employees is required and difficult for the nursing…show more content…
The patient classification system (PCS) is one of the methods applied to “workload requirements and staffing needs (Sullivan, 2013)”. Depending on the variables such as nurse staffing, ratio of RNs to patients, staff hours, hours per patient day, RN qualification and experience, and the ratio of RNs to other nursing staff the nurse manager can applied valid staffing planning in OB unit. How the nurse manager assigns to patient care and how the staff works with each other, those previously mentioned factors indicated that. For example, RNs qualification directs that RNs with more than a year of experience can provide effective patient care and not affect patient outcome or the number of nursing staff per patient day that demonstrates right operation directing to patient ratios per each RN and hours per patient…show more content…
For example, clinical practices and educational program in OB unit is vital for new hire nurse who has less than 2 years’ experience or never worked in the OB unit. Offered a chance to further education and adequate training which helps in long way retained nurses and create required skills for this facility. The preceptor model applied for new nurse preparation where by the short time of period the new nurses learn things such as make decisions, delegate tasks, manage time, set priorities, and work in team through the period of three weeks the preceptorship, however it could be varied depends on the nurse learning essentials and unit needs. Approaching the preceptor model that for assigned time will assist new nurses help them achieve those tasks without stress, make smooth transition to unit role and not quit after training. Additionally, through the orientation time new nurses get some of their loyalty for make possible their
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