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Trust your gut: It’s time to ditch old habits with nurse engagement

It’s no secret the nursing workforce is fragile. But so are hospital finances, making higher pay and more staffing a difficult proposition. What can hospitals do to thread the needle?

Nurses dissatisfied with their pay have lower trust in administration, more negative perceptions of recognition programs and dimmer views on executive rounding than those who feel their pay is appropriate for the work they do. At the same time, the relationships between nurses and their managers are strong, creating a valuable conduit between administration and front-line staff – if those leaders are trained and equipped.

The results of this survey show that nurse engagement cannot be viewed as a one-size-fits-all proposition. Healthcare leaders must evaluate current nurse engagement and recognition programs and adjust according to real needs expressed by their staff. These findings reveal opportunities for marcom leaders to help their organizations bolster the nursing workforce when the obvious answer of “higher pay” is off the table.

To help your organization chart its path forward, we invite you to fill out the form for full survey results.

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