ISBN-10:
0826125859
ISBN-13:
9780826125859
Pub. Date:
04/04/2005
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Smart Nursing: How to Create a Positive Work Environment that Empowers and Retains Nurses / Edition 1

Smart Nursing: How to Create a Positive Work Environment that Empowers and Retains Nurses / Edition 1

by June Fabre

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Smart Nursing: How to Create a Positive Work Environment that Empowers and Retains Nurses / Edition 1

At last, a book about the nursing shortage that links nurses, managers, and physicians using conceptual, communication, and leadership approaches. Smart Nursing addresses critical healthcare issues such as patient safety and nurse retention. Smart Nursing is an easy system of cost effective strategies that removes obstacles that interfere with nurse productivity. It enables nurses to use their full professional capacity to deliver safe patient care in a variety of clinical settings. It blends heathcare knowledge with business expertise to address the bottom line for managers. In short, the dollar difference between the present level of nurse productivity and a nurse's full professional capacity is the potential cost savings that Smart Nursing offers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826125859
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/04/2005
Series: Springer Series on Nursing Management and Leadership
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

June Fabre, MBA, RNC, has worked as a clinical nurse, educator, and manager in many specialties such as medical surgical, psychiatry, home care, long-term care, ambulatory care, managed care, rehabilitation, and cardiology. She decided to turn the challenges of working as a nurse into an opportunity--to start a business focused on producing positive health care change. Ms. Fabre believes that nurses can create positive change by supplementing their comprehensive medical knowledge with communication and leadership techniques.

Ms. Fabre is an author, speaker, and consultant on various topics such as critical thinking, high-performance teams, and the art of creating a staff-friendly culture. As a result, she has spoken to audiences large and small all across the country. In addition, she has published more than 30 articles in popular health care journals. Ms. Fabre received her RN and BS in education from State University College, Plattsburgh, NY; a BSN from Excelsior College, Albany; and an MBA from Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH. For more information, you can reach Ms. Fabre at www.junefabre.com

Table of Contents

    Contributors
    Acknowledgments
    Part I: Why Use Smart Nursing?
    Introduction
  1. Relationships: The Importance of a Staff-Friendly Culture, with contribution by Jeannette Ives Erickson
  2. Research: Alarming Data Supports Nursing Concerns

  3. Part II: The Six Building Blocks of Smart Nursing
  4. Respect: Learn to Value Nurses
  5. Simplicity: Focus on the Basics
  6. Flexibility: Be Adaptable
  7. Integrity: The Foundation of Ethical Practice
  8. Culture: The Art of Creating a Staff-Friendly Organization
  9. Communication: A Key Ingredient of Collaboration

  10. Part III: Applications of Smart Nursing
  11. Staffing: Recruiting and Retaining the Best Nurses
  12. Teamwork: Building High-Performance Teams
  13. Safety: Preventing Medical Errors
  14. Diversity: The Magic is in the Staffing Mix
  15. Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring Others, with contribution by Linda Pullins
  16. Problem-Solving Strategies: Creating Opportunities from Challenges

  17. Part IV: Looking to the Future
  18. Benefits to Groups Outside Nursing: How CEOs, Physicians, Trustees, and Managed Care Professionals Can Help
  19. Becoming a Lifelong Learner: Accelerate Your Professional Development
  20. What Individual Nurses Can Do: How You Can Make a Difference
  21. Through the Process of Change Emerges the Decade of the Nurse, Nancy M. Valentine

  22. Epilogue
    Recommended Reading
    References
    Index

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Smoothly written and effectively blending hard facts and personal observations, the book is peppered with inspiring success stories about 'what works' in terms of improving morale and the quality of nursing practice. Reading this book is akin to sitting in on a series of talks or even a year's worth of mentoring chats over coffee with a well-read, very seasoned nurse colleague."
-- Sean Clarke, RN, PhD, CRNP, Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

"Smart Nursing is packed with insight and provides a solid road map for nurses who would like to reach their full potential. Every nurse should read this book."
--Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc.

FNP, Adjunct Faculty, Family Practice Residency,
Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center, Inc.

"June Fabre's not afraid to tackle the tough issues, providing for example, a list of appropriate actions to use in responding to disrespectful behavior. Implementing Smart Nursing concepts will result in energy enhancing experiences for your nurses and better care for your patients"
--Susan Keane Baker, Author, Managing Patient Expectations.

"Readers will get the feeling that they are in a discussion group with informed nurses. This book is an excellent read for nurses, administrators, and anyone else in the organization who has influence on the nursing environment."--Susan Jensen, RN, BS, CNOR

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