Even the most unique and rewarding roles, like that of a neonatal nurse practitioner, come with potential workplace challenges. From physicians to families, there is always an opportunity for interpersonal conflict. Still, almost no workplace challenge compares to a coworker with destructive habits, and the field of nursing is no [...]
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Have you ever hired a job applicant who everyone loved during the interview process, had high hopes for… only to have them be a flop once hired, or at best be a marginal performer? If this has ever happened to you, don’t be concerned. It happens more than we like [...]
Nursing managers know stress. The nursing management role is not only emotionally draining, but it also consists of incredibly long hours, demanding patients and overwhelming staff needs. The combination of these stressors can overwhelm anyone without proper self-care and support. In 1960, a study revealed that nurse managers suffered from [...]
How to cope with mortality and come back tomorrow without falling apart. I still remember the unusual quiet that fell over the unit that morning as I clocked in for my shift. As I walked past the hallway, my eye caught a little butterfly postcard on the door. To [...]
If you’re having a difficult time recruiting exceptional NNPs, there’s a good reason. For the last several years, community hospitals have suffered a national shortage of qualified NNPs. At the same time, research predicts that, by 2022, the demand for qualified NNPs will grow by 33% — higher than average [...]
Anyone who has ever started a new job can appreciate how difficult it is to get “settled in.” So much information to absorb; so many new rules, systems, and workarounds to learn. And so little time to get up to speed. Adjusting to a new work environment is downright stressful. [...]
As a NNP, it’s your nature to demonstrate compassion for your patients and their families. That’s part of your job, and you’re good at it. But compassion and trust need to extend beyond the patient, especially when you are new to a facility. If you want to succeed at your [...]
Let’s face it. The daily life of a NNP is far from easy. In fact, it can be grueling sometimes. You face long shifts, demanding patients and physicians, administrative work, emotional labor...the list goes on. If you don’t take care of yourself — find the proper work/life balance — you’re [...]
Disclaimer: The content of this post is based on commonly accepted generational stereotypes and may or may not apply to individuals in your NICU. If you manage a team of neonatal nurses, chances are you’ve got a few millennials in the bunch. Technically speaking, what is a millennial? Today’s millennials [...]
When it comes to having a baby, every parent wants the same thing: a smooth birth and a healthy child. Some families, however, live in remote areas without access to neonatal intensive care units (NICU): If the birth proves difficult or the infant is in distress, parents are rendered helpless [...]