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Issues of Concern: What Nurse Leaders Say and Need to Consider

Published:February 27, 2023DOI:
      During the past few years, nurse leaders were focused on issues affecting frontline providers and increasing financial pressures. Across the sources of data reviewed, the authors have discovered common themes that relate to staffing, mental health/well-being/morale, and finances. These key issues in nursing do not differ much from the nursing or general health care literature. In fact, many of these concerns existed before the pandemic, intensified during the pandemic, and have not been resolved since the pandemic. How can leaders inspire staff to engage in creating healthy work environments, to rekindle the hearts of caregivers, and to fall in love with nursing again? The authors offer a few strategies that will most likely make dramatic or sustainable changes.
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      Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN, Co Founder, The Nurses Legacy Institute, President, The Wise Group, Professor and Dean Emerita, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She can be reached at [email protected] Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, FAAN, Co Founder, The Nurses Legacy Institute, President, Texas Nurses Association, Adjunct Faculty, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She can be reached at [email protected] Lauren Sullivan, EdD, CDP, Co Founder, The Nurses Legacy Institute, Instructor, Texas Tech University, Assistant Dean, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She can be reached at [email protected]