Smart Nursing: How to Create a Positive Work Environment that Empowers and Retains Nurses / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Springer Publishing Company
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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|Publisher:||Springer Publishing Company|
|Series:||Springer Series on Nursing Management and Leadership|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|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
- Relationships: The Importance of a Staff-Friendly Culture, with contribution by Jeannette Ives Erickson
- Research: Alarming Data Supports Nursing Concerns
- Respect: Learn to Value Nurses
- Simplicity: Focus on the Basics
- Flexibility: Be Adaptable
- Integrity: The Foundation of Ethical Practice
- Culture: The Art of Creating a Staff-Friendly Organization
- Communication: A Key Ingredient of Collaboration
- Staffing: Recruiting and Retaining the Best Nurses
- Teamwork: Building High-Performance Teams
- Safety: Preventing Medical Errors
- Diversity: The Magic is in the Staffing Mix
- Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring Others, with contribution by Linda Pullins
- Problem-Solving Strategies: Creating Opportunities from Challenges
- Benefits to Groups Outside Nursing: How CEOs, Physicians, Trustees, and Managed Care Professionals Can Help
- Becoming a Lifelong Learner: Accelerate Your Professional Development
- What Individual Nurses Can Do: How You Can Make a Difference
- Through the Process of Change Emerges the Decade of the Nurse, Nancy M. Valentine
Part I: Why Use Smart Nursing?
Part II: The Six Building Blocks of Smart Nursing
Part III: Applications of Smart Nursing
Part IV: Looking to the Future
What People are Saying About This
"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