6 Ways to Make Nurses Feel Appreciated During National Nurses Week

We know it, and you know it: nurses are awesome. And every year from May 6 to May 12, National Nurses Week

reminds us to give the nurses in our lives a little extra love. If you employ nurses or are looking for nurse appreciation ideas in your recruitment strategy, now is a good time to reflect. Thank about how you can reward nurses for everything they do.

You might struggle with how best to make nurses feel appreciated. If you need some ideas, here are ways to remind nurses of their value — now and into the future.

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7 Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Healthcare

Diversity and inclusion are essential in any workplace, but they are critical for healthcare organizations that want to provide the best levels of care for all.

According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), health inequities (differences in health based on their socio-economic status) contribute to health disparities (disadvantaged populations having obstacles to receiving optimal healthcare).

It’s well-documented that minorities and disadvantaged groups struggle to receive the quality of healthcare (and health outcomes) we all deserve. And that’s why hospitals and other places of care have a responsibility to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare.

Putting this into action takes effort, so we’re covering some realistic strategies organizations can take. Read more

How to Recruit Nursing Students to Work at Your Hospital

There’s no doubt that our country is experiencing a significant nursing shortage. Demand was already growing before the pandemic, and now it’s even greater. Older nurses are retiring, and the Baby Boomer generation will soon have higher healthcare needs as they age.

What does this mean for hospitals and other nursing recruitment and hiring decision-makers? For one, it means that they will have to work hard to attract high-quality nurses to their facilities. And a great way to do that is by getting the attention of nursing students as they prepare to enter the workforce. Read more