Formalizing a preceptor program is shown to improve morale, increase staff retention, and increase positive patient care outcomes.
As [a new] plan is implemented and staff knowledge and skills increase, the resident care outcomes will also improve. Decreasing readmission to the hospital is attainable as long as the team works together!
Responding to a survey with an appropriate educational intervention is critical in resolving concerns identified by the state surveyor. Miller’s Model is a framework that provides a clear path in determining which route to take in developing the educational content needed.
Transitioning from a staff nurse or charge nurse to the role of Staff Development Director or Nursing Professional Development (NPD) practitioner is not always a seamless move. Nurses in Long-Term Care settings are often promoted into education roles based on their clinical nursing abilities without consideration of their management or education skills.
It’s important for your front-line staff to have supportive and effective leadership – but being a leader isn’t always easy!
Establishing a robust and rewarding culture for employees is a huge challenge that many companies in long-term care face. We at Straightaway want you and your employees to thrive.
“It’s clear that this problem of CNA vacancies is real, costly, and getting worse, and we are well positioned to offer the best solution in the market.”
“Even though some days it feels like we’re trying to move mountains, I’m so proud of everything we accomplished over the past year. We now have close to 30 customers, approvals in 11 states, hundreds of students in the course, and tons of momentum as we roll into 2019.”
I’ve had the opportunity to observe many CNA students in my role here at Straightaway, including our own Seth Coley, who went through CNA training in North Carolina. I’ve learned a lot from my CNA peers and I’ve especially gained some clarity around the challenges they face both in and out of school.