Nursing News: Nurses Need to Share Their Stories

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, July 24th, 2012

One of the best ways to develop a sense of community is to create occasions for nurses to tell their stories. Too often nursing staff know little about one another, personally and professionally. Staff meetings and social gatherings are great opportunities for nursing staff to tell something about themselves, and what is important to them in their work and home lives.

Question to increase camaraderie among your nursing staff:nursing community

  • When did you decide you wanted to be a nurse?
  • Who or what influenced you the most?
  • Are your original hopes and goals for being a nurse still being fulfilled now?
  • What could change that?
  • What is one of your favorite patient care stories?

Sharing stories not only builds community at work, but reminds us why we joined this benevolent profession…and why we stay.

To learn more ways to inspire your nurses, contact me at leann@leannthieman to set up a phone call.

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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