Nurse manager engagement is fundamental to patient care outcomes, but managers overburdened by administrative tasks risk burnout and turnover.
Nurse managers typically have 24-hour responsibility for one or more patient care units, with required competencies that cover everything from specialty clinical care, healthcare finance, human resources, and patient satisfaction. As a result, nurse managers are susceptible to high stress, often making their own retention a challenge.
Nurse managers are in the best strategic position to directly impact the work environment for their team and the culture of a patient care unit. However, it's been demonstrated that the performance expectations for nurse managers may be unrealistic-and harmful to their well-being. A recent study identified strategies for enhancing nurse manager engagement, with recommendations that include fostering clear communication, relieving administrative burden, and promoting work/life balance. Technology can play an influential role via:
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