Nurse Staffing and productivity in hospitals

How does “minimum staffing” impact your ability to meet your budgeted numbers?

This chapter deals with specific units of service for nursing workload requirements. What role should the nurse leader play and how should the leader interact with the finance department for a standard definition of measurement?

As a nurse leader, you have to set up a new patient service budget. What sources of information do you need to build the budget?

How should a nurse leader use a patient classification (acuity) system to justify nursing hours per day/staffing mix/nurse-to-patient ratios for budget purposes that would be understood by the finance department?

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