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Encourages Your Nurses to Sleep?!

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, October 22nd, 2009

sleep2Centra Hospital in Lynchburg VA. had a great idea to care for their nurses. They created a formal sleep education program for new nursing staff. In addition to sleep stategies, all new graduates receive a sleep mask and ear plugs as well as a sleep consultation with Centra’s Sleep Disorders Center.

With so many new nurses adapting to night shift work, lack of sleep can become an issue that impacts job satisfaction. No wonder Cheryl Burnette,  Centra’s nurse retention coordinator,  earned national recognition at the 2009 Nursing Management Congress.

With so many new nurses adapting to night shift work, lack of sleep is an issue that impacts job satisfaction.

What a great nurse recruitment and retention tool! Who wouldn’t want to work for a place that cares for their nurses in this way, implementing this quality of life tool?

When I speak to nurses, giving life balance tools, I encourage them to sleep. I’m always amazed at how grateful they are, like this is a new idea!

It is an “old” idea, but a great one. Help your nurses sleep.

To get more of my life balance tools and recruitment and retetention ideas, contact me. I can put your nurses to sleep. 🙂

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