Nurse Manager always approach nurses to work over time. To resolve the situation of short staffing, an administration should introduce greater flexibility into work environment structure and scheduling programs. There should be also rewards for experienced nurses for serving as mentors and preceptors for new RNs (Strategies to reverse the new Nursing Shortage,2017). By offering great benefits and flexible work schedule with allowing autonomy to nurses, their will be less chances of nurses turnover and shortage of staff.
When Nurses work extended hours, they aren’t resting properly and aren’t letting their bodies recover. For example, many Nurses who take extended shifts suffer from chronic back, leg and shoulder pain. Some of them even develop long-term medical conditions, like diabetes and cardiovascular issues (Bettencourt, 2017). Another clinical problem is adopting a work culture that supports and strengthens the whole teamwork dynamic. When I was a new grad in my role, it was a huge challenge to learn and adjust into a new clinical role. In addition to the skills, one also has to learn how to cope with how that hospital functions. Unfortunately, not all veteran Nurses are willing to take on new nurses with a welcoming attitude. These attitudes tend to dull the enthusiasm of new Nurses enough to make them question themselves if they made the right career choice. You are all on the same team, strengthen your team by welcoming new Nurses and being a little more patient with them(Bettencourt, 2017). By staffing correctly, nurses will not be at increase risk to burnout or injury, decrease med errors, increase patient safety and satisfaction. By working together and fostering one team that works and support each other will also enforce a healthy and happy environment. Individuals will enjoy coming to work and be with the company longer if they are happy.