A6. Recommendation for Organizational Change My recommendation for change in this organization is to change the way they staff the hospital. I would like to help them hire more nurses and retain their current nursing staff. By hiring and retaining the current nurses, this change will prioritize patient centeredness. The change will allow for the patients to be seen in a timely fashion (Forecasts & Strategies, 2017). It will help the nurses on the units have more resources allowing them to take better care of the
ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE 10 patients. It is estimated that by 2025 Florida will be short about 56,000 registered nurses. I think the hospital is already feeling this shortage. There are few things the hospital can do to help hire and retain their nurses (Forecasts & Strategies, 2017). One way they could hire more nurses would be to work closely with local community colleges. The hospital could offer to pay for the student’s education in nursing if the student would work at the hospital after graduating as a nurse. A way the hospital can retain its current nursing staff is by offering bonuses and exceptional retirement plans (Forecasts & Strategies, 2017). They can also form a shared governance unit for the nurses. Shared governance allows for the nurses to be heard and addresses the issues they would like to change in the work place. When the units are staffed appropriately, the nurses will be able to give the patient exceptional care (Forecasts & Strategies, 2017). They will have more time to spend with patient and give them the proper education they need regarding their current illness. It will also help the emergency department flow better. The patient will not be spending hours upon hours waiting on a bed. The patient will be able to move to their assigned unit and receive care immediately. With more nursing staff, prioritizing patient centeredness would be an easy goal to obtain (Forecasts & Strategies, 2017). A6a. Rationale for Recommended Change Having more qualified registered nurses available to care for the patients will addresses the hospitals weaknesses. It will also address the needs of the community. Several studies have been to show that the lower the patient ratios, the better quality of care is received from the nurse (Impact of the Nursing Shortage on Patient Care, n.d.). Mortality rates and medical errors are
ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE 11 decreased. Being well staffed will allow patients to receive the prompt and effective care they need (Impact of the Nursing Shortage on Patient Care, n.d.). Having enough staff will allow for the nurses to have more time to educate their patients and the community. It has also been found that about forty percent of Americans have felt as though the quality of care in the hospital has declined. This all stems from the hospitals having a shortage of nurses (Impact of the Nursing Shortage on Patient Care, n.d.).
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- Spring '17
- Nursing, supervisor, advanced nursing practice, The Villages Regional Hospital