The healthcare
dilema

Learn on-demand at
key transitions

Boost expertise with
individual learning

Move CE into the
competency workflow

Empower nurses with
confidence and competence

Are you taking the right approach to overcoming staff burnout and shortages?

Are you taking the right approach to overcoming staff burnout and shortages?

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The healthcare dilema

Nursing leaders are under constant pressure to increase operating efficiency, and to reduce staff costs and turnover. Yet, ongoing trends and concerns in the healthcare environment are making these objectives hard to achieve.

Taxing Turnover

The hospital turnover rate for RNs grew to 19.1% in 2018. While some are retiring, burnout from job stress is a key cause of attrition.1

Nursing Shortage

Filling positions is becoming more difficult—with more than 203,000 new nurses needed annually through 2026 to replace those leaving or to fill newly created positions.2

Shrinking Budgets

Budget cuts are impacting orientation and continuing education programs just as you need to bolster efforts to attract and retain nurses.

If you’re struggling to acclimate new nurses, retain experienced ones, and support all your nurses personally and professionally, you will face an ongoing staffing shortage and knowledge gap. With Elsevier, you’ll help your nurses deliver high-quality care with more confidence through solutions that promote easy onboarding, professional growth, and engagement in their practice. 

Provide on-demand learning for key transitions

Offering the right educational content for your nurses at times of transition is critical for their professional development. And it’s equally critical to care consistency. That can be challenging when related programs are fragmented, content is not current, and learning isn’t specific to transitions.


With Elsevier, you’ll have a suite of learning modules that target nurses just entering the workforce or moving to a new care setting. You will be able to establish educational requirements, customize content, perform enhanced assessments, and monitor all learning activities.


You will also support your nurses’ clinical practice and development more effectively with evidence-based, standardized content created in conjunction with leading organizations such as the Association of Nursing Professional Development and the Emergency Nursing Association. With orientation and onboarding tailored to your nurses, they will be better prepared to provide high-quality care. And with learning mapped to their needs as they later transition to different care teams, you'll improve your nurses' employee experience at every step of their career. By doing so, you can reduce turnover and deliver consistent, quality care to patients.

Enhance nursing expertise with individual learning

Education that is offered but not necessary frustrates nurses and wastes valuable time. And education that is necessary but not offered leaves nurses without critical skills and can contribute to poor patient outcomes.

 

With Elsevier, you will have pre-assessment tools that identify nurses’ strengths and knowledge gaps so that learning can be directed to eliminate any shortfalls. Using these tools, you can individually assess the skills and competencies of each nurse in your organization and pinpoint where each one lacks important knowledge. Afterwards, the tools suggest specific lesson plans to close those gaps–enabling you to enhance your nurses’ expertise through focused learning. This means you can spend more time supporting nurses rather than developing curriculum.

 

Because these tools are built on adult learning principles and are appropriate for nurses at every level, you can use them as a checkpoint for experienced nurses or to complement your orientation program for new ones. Your nurses learn what they need, so they can spend less time in the classroom and more time with patients. As a result, you’ll improve your nurses’ confidence, engagement, expertise, and retention while driving safer, high-quality patient care.

Move CE directly into the competency workflow

Having nurses accrue continuing education (CE) contact hours outside their daily clinical activities is time-consuming and costly. And it runs counter to your goal of optimizing resources and efficiencies. Instead, CE required for certification should be embedded in nursing workflows for maximum impact.

 

With Elsevier, you can streamline your nurses’ continuing education by offering more than 1000 CE contact hours automatically within their daily competency workflow. Your nurses can earn contact hours as part of their regular workflow, learning clinical skills and demonstrating competency while they focus on patient care. Elsevier’s Clinical Skills CE follows American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) educational design criteria, so you’re assured the highest standards and most current clinical practices.

 

Your nurses will maintain their certification while engaged in their daily clinical activities and ensuring positive care outcomes. Through this approach, you’ll standardize ongoing education and manage nursing competencies automatically and at no additional cost.

Empower your nurses with confidence and competence

Promoting better patient outcomes depends on attracting and retaining a high-caliber nursing staff. To achieve this, you need your onboarding and development efforts to provide lasting results. At the same time, your ongoing nursing support must meet the needs of a changing workforce.

 

 When you work with Elsevier, you can:

  • Build high-quality orientation and onboarding programs to prepare nurses to deliver the highest level of care from the get-go
  • Continually assess and bolster the clinical skills of every nurse
  • Make learning a seamless part of everyday clinical practice

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2019 National Healthcare Retention & RN Staffing Report, NSI Nursing Solutions, Inc., 2019

Employment Projections 2016-2026, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, October 24, 2017

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