Is it Time to Let Go? How to Terminate a NICU Employee

Letting go of a team member is one of the toughest aspects of management. Not all NNPs are cut out for the job...or they’re simply not a fit for your unit. It could be for any number of reasons: Poor clinical performance, inappropriate bedside manner, lack of accountability, negative interaction [...]

Is it Time to Let Go? How to Terminate a NICU Employee2019-07-10T00:15:10+00:00

6 Ways Hiring a Locum Tenens NNP Can Help Your Facility

Although many hospitals have long since discovered the benefits of locum tenens and are taking advantage of them, far too many aren’t fully educated about their options in hiring for these positions. If your NNP team is stressed and overworked, or you’re paying too much in overtime and still falling [...]

6 Ways Hiring a Locum Tenens NNP Can Help Your Facility2019-06-12T16:52:39+00:00

Managing Your Best Assets: Leadership Best Practices for Nurse Managers

You’ve often heard it said, “Your employees are your best asset." But at the end of the day, what does that really mean? Frontline management and neonatologists know that NNPs are the heartbeat of their NICU. They bring a unique set of skills and experience to your unit that even [...]

Managing Your Best Assets: Leadership Best Practices for Nurse Managers2019-05-14T17:15:47+00:00

7 Simple Steps to Hiring the “Right” Candidate

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 [...]

7 Simple Steps to Hiring the “Right” Candidate2019-04-14T15:54:07+00:00

How to Support Your Staff During Times of Change — It’s More Than Just Free Donuts

  Change ought to be a four-letter word with symbo!s and ast*risks next to it because it conjures up worries and fears faster than a quiet evening on a full moon. Supporting your staff through these times require a delicate balance of determination and love. Kindness and strength. Fortitude and [...]

How to Support Your Staff During Times of Change — It’s More Than Just Free Donuts2019-03-19T20:54:34+00:00

Effective Methods for Dealing with Nurse Management Stress

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 [...]

Effective Methods for Dealing with Nurse Management Stress2019-03-15T16:42:49+00:00

Why are NNP Job Openings so Hard to Fill?

That one NNP opening. You know the one I’m talking about — the one you just can’t seem to fill. The one you lose sleep over. Yeah, that one. The NNP role is a crucial one, which is why you’ll find it harder to fill than most other health care [...]

Why are NNP Job Openings so Hard to Fill?2019-03-15T16:42:50+00:00

Hidden Reasons for the NNP Shortage, and Why You Should Take Action Now

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 [...]

Hidden Reasons for the NNP Shortage, and Why You Should Take Action Now2019-03-15T16:42:50+00:00

How to Retain Your Top NNP Talent

As a healthcare professional, you know that qualified neonatal nurses are in short supply. If you recruit NNPs, you may also know that the demand for these exceptional practitioners is predicted to grow by 33% over the next few years. Finding and hiring qualified NNPs is a daunting task. Once you [...]

How to Retain Your Top NNP Talent2019-03-15T16:42:51+00:00

Strategies for Avoiding an Impulsive NICU Hire

Neonatal nurse practitioners work on the very front lines of family and patient care. It’s so important to hire NNPs who are the best fit for your facility and dedicated to providing quality care. Match the needs of your facility When you find a candidate who graduated from a prestigious [...]

Strategies for Avoiding an Impulsive NICU Hire2019-03-15T16:42:51+00:00