In The News Archives

Featured below are articles and coverage of NSI in the media.

Nursing Staff Turnover - August, 2014

Nursing turnover has been a problem for years. A recently published survey of 113 hospitals showed that the 2013 turnover rate was 16.5% up from 14.7% in 2012, while bedside RN turnover increased from... Read More

The Financial Impact of Acuity-based Staffing: An Executive Priority - February, 2014

In the landscape of healthcare today, it's not enough to simply find the balance between finances and care quality. Instead, forward-thinking healthcare organizations are embracing strategies that simultaneously improve... Read More

Nurse Retention in the Hospital Setting - December, 2013

The purpose of this study is to gain insight into the problem of nurse retention and the importance of transformational leadership in the hospital setting. This study is relevant in the light of the ongoing nursing shortage, the high cost of replacing a hospitals nurse and... Read More

North Dakota Center for Nursing: 2013 Hospital Survey Results - July, 2013

The national hospital average turnover rate is 15%. Bedside RN turnover trends slightly below hospital turnover. The national average turnover rate for bedside RNs is... Read More

MedStar Healthcare: Nursing Annual Report 2013 - March, 2013

As a result, voluntary nurse turnover rates at the Hospital Center dropped below 13 percent for the first time in more than four years. The national average ranges from... Read More

Addressing Nursing Workforce Issues in the Commonwealth of Virginia - 2012

Vacancy rates have been assumed to be synonymous with demand. There is no standardized method for calculation of vacancy and turnover rates which poses problems when comparing across states. National turnover rates are averaging approximately... Read More

The Nursing Shortage: A Clear and Present Staffing and Financial Danger - August, 2009

Healthcare is an industry besieged by the need to balance the equities between timely and effective quality patient care delivery and its fiscal capabilities and responsibilities to employee "work and family balance". It is an industry that needs to recognize a patient care and a nurse paradigm shift that dictates a philosophy that... "Nurses are not a cost; but rather they are in fact..." Read More

When Supply Fails Demands, A Patient Care Catastrophe Looms - October, 2007

The United States is in the midst of a national patient care cataclysm, due to both a nursing shortage and patient care supply spike: that is fewer people are entering and staying in hospital nursing, while the need for healthcare services is increasing exponentially. Forecasts of a critical and exacerbating... Read More

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