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Increasing Retention Amongst Millennial Nurses with Employee Rounding

As a new generation of nurses join the healthcare industry, we see that over a quarter (28.9%) of new nurses will leave their position within a year. According to the National Healthcare Retention and RN Staffing Report, 17.2% is the national average nurse turnover rate. Millennial nurses have not been finding immediate satisfaction in their new careers, and as a result, are costing your hospital thousands of dollars.

Millennial nurses need to feel like they are making an impact or a difference in their organization. Offering new engagement opportunities like joining committees, transferring to a new unit or leadership roles can improve satisfaction and retention of newly hired nurses. When millennial nurses feel like they are supported, they will experience growth and connection within the organization. Millennial nurses are eager to learn and desire to advance.

Employee rounding can help your nurse leaders build a strong relationship with their millennial nurses through meaningful and consistent interaction. Employee rounding tools like Alliance™ give nurse leaders valuable performance improvement and human resource data at your fingertips.

As a new wave of graduated nurses begin to appear in hospitals, technology becomes more useful and efficient. This generation of nurses have a high ability to use technology and have a life-long computer software experience. Preferring social communication, these nurses can easily adapt to new technology that has been rapidly expanding in hospitals. Employee rounding tools are an important way to connect with millennial nurses.

Learn how our clients are engaging their millennial nurses with Alliance™ for employee rounds.

Enhancing the Patient Experience Through Music

Music has long been considered a therapy to help behavioral and mental health patients cope with challenges and ease stress. As healthcare continues to makes strides in improving the experience for all patients, clinicians are finding that music can benefit a variety of patient populations in both inpatient and outpatient facilities.

Patients undergoing a conscious treatment or procedure can benefit greatly from listening to soothing music; helping them relax and decrease muscle tension. This helps reduce a patient’s pain by shifting their focus and lowering anxiety.

Studies have shown that participants who listened to music had decreased pain intensity, emotional distress from pain, improved vital signs, and a decrease in amount of pain relief medication taken. Heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration rate were all found to be lower when patients listened to music. Overall, people rated their pain intensity one point lower on a zero to ten scale after music sessions, compared to patients that received no music.

As your organization continues to enhance the patient experience, consider the different care environments that could benefit from music.

Learn how Nobl is partnering with our clients to improve their patient experience.

Source: Journal of Music Therapy (2016)


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