Nurse Recruitment Blog: Nursing Burnout Increases Looming Nursing Shortage

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, February 16th, 2012

Nursing burnout  plays a huge role in the nursing shortage. Working in a very stressful and demanding environment takes a toll on nurses, especially those who are new to the field. Two factors play a big role in nursing burnout leading to the nursing shortage: 1) Lack of support from employers, and 2) Lack of confidence that comes with experience.

Even more startling is the impact that nursing burnout can have on patient care. Findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine in March 2011 indicate that inadequate nurse staffing correlates to higher patient mortality.

What are your facility’s strategies for decreasing nursing burnout and increasing patient care and satisfaction? Are your nurses living a life of balance?  When your nurses have proper work life balance the incidents of nursing burnout will decrease drastically.

As a nurse speaker, I specialize in nurse recruitment, nurse retention, and work life balance and can help improve morale, retention and recruitment. CONTACT ME TODAY to talk about my powerful keynotes, workshops and programs. I look forward to helping your organization achieve its goals.


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