Nursing

Workforce Solutions and Best Practices

A Two-part Series Session 1: Workforce Solutions for Hospitals Wednesday, Sept. 6 In February 2023, hospital CEOs cited the shortage of registered nurses (RNs) as a top concern. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, this shortage — compounded by existing staff burnout — is leading to declining patient outcomes. The RN staffing […]

Honoring Our Hospitals and Health Care Workers

As we celebrate National Hospital Week, May 7 to 13, I want to highlight the significant contributions our hospitals and health care workers make to our communities. In addition, we honor the compassionate healing work of our nurses as we recognize National Nurses Week, May 6 to 12. Did you know that Southern California hospitals […]

Leadership and Charge Nurse: Creating a Culture of Safety

The Joint Commission and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) recognize that safe patient care begins when hospital units foster a culture of teamwork and trust in which all staff feel safe bringing concerns and ideas to improve care. This advanced class for charge nurses focuses on the nurse leader’s role in creating and developing […]

Charge Nurse Critical Thinking for RNs

Critical thinking is central to effective task management and decision-making in high-risk situations. In this class, nurse leaders will learn how actively assessing and analyzing information can help them evaluate and improve their quality of thinking. Key principles of and barriers to critical thinking will be studied. The course also explains how to apply this […]