Avant Healthcare Professionals’ Brian Hudson recently conducted a roundtable discussion with Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) from hospitals across the Southeast and Midwest, according to Fierce Healthcare.
The assembly discussed common concerns and what issues and developments are top-of-mind going forward into 2018. CNOs in attendance represented Conroe Regional Medical Center in Texas, Southside Regional Medical Center in Virginia, Cornerstone Healthcare Group in Texas, Citrus Memorial Hospital in Florida, Coliseum Hospital in Georgia, Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma and Carilion Clinic in Virginia.
Some of the most pressing issues included:
Turnover within the C-suite: CNOs said this constant change in hospital leadership negatively affects an organization’s care planning, often causing frustration and confusion about where the organization is headed.
Nurse pipeline is primarily graduate nurses: Nearly 4 million millennials will enter the nursing profession from now until 2030, according to a recent Health Affairs study … Too many inexperienced nurses are a concern for CNOs as the pipeline of experienced nurses depletes.
Nurse leader turnover: Constant turnover of nurse leadership at all levels disrupts an organization’s flow of implementing new initiatives or models of care from the top down … Having a pipeline of competent nurses prepared to step into leadership is vital.
Read the full article here and see what nursing leaders are thinking about as we head into the new year!