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The AMN Healthcare 2021 Survey of Registered Nurses illustrates the pandemic’s impact on the mental health and wellbeing of nurses, highlights trends of nurses seeking advanced education and training, and provides unique viewpoints on diversity, equality, and inclusion in the healthcare environment.
Workforce management strategy can be complex, but one thing is clear: Some employers are overlooking critical details in driving staff engagement. A survey of more than 200 health care workers nationwide to gain insights into how well health care organizations are supporting their team members.
Toolkits/Methodology
Legislation mandating nurse staffing ratios is growing across the country. In 1999 California was the first to pass such a law, which went into effect in 2004. 🔒 AONL Members Only🔒
Resources
The American Organization for Nursing Leadership partnered with Joslin Marketing to conduct a longitudinal study on the impact of COVID-19 on nursing leadership in key areas over time.
This tool can help you evaluate if and where gaps exist that may hinder your organization’s pursuit of its goals.
The need for nursing to move to one national licensure model is critical for each state’s ability to provide healthcare that Americans expect and deserve. 
Nurses are being redeployed to unfamiliar units to care for the surge of critically ill patients entering hospitals globally. Learn how virtual orientation can help effectively redeploy your nurses.
Facing COVID-19, new nurses are entering a more stressful and emotionally exhausting environment than ever before. Learn how to best support this critical transition during these unprecedented times.
Guides/Reports
The linkage between nursing care and patient outcomes is widely accepted, yet it is often difficult to achieve an evidence-based allocation of nursing resources that is understood and accepted by all. AONL, ANA and HFMA have teamed up to chart a path forward. This document explores the evolution from conventional, quasi-adversarial nursing/finance relationships to patients-first interprofessional collaboration and sets forth an action plan to improve nursing resource allocation and the value that patients receive.
Guides/Reports
The role of the system chief nurse executive (CNE) is a sub specialty of nursing leadership and requires its own set of competencies. Guided by the AONL Nurse Executive Competencies’ domains: communication and relationship building, knowledge of the healthcare environment, leadership, and professionalism, business skills the following competencies describe the skills, knowledge, and attributes of nurse leaders in the role of the system chief nurse executive. 
[Sponsored] Investing in nurse education and development is critical for hospitals and health systems to successfully transition to value-based care. Nurses are in the position to not only participate in, but lead the transformation of the health care delivery system to one that is focused on team-based, patient-centered care across the continuum. This transformation will require new skills and enhanced knowledge around population health, wellness and data analytics, among other things.
Toolkits/Methodology
?Member Only? The role of the nurse executive in patient safety is to help lead best practices and establish the right culture across multiple disciplines within the organization.
Guides/Reports
These guiding principles are intended to inspire discussions among nurses and support service teams in a way that may not have taken place previously.
White Papers
This white paper examines the relationship between nursing and support service functions within a hospital setting.
Guides/Reports
Today's health care environment is complex and creates demands requiring the professional nurse to be an astute critical thinker, confident and competent when caring for patients and families in multiple health care settings. However, since organizations are faced with increasing demands on resource utilization and simultaneous cost reductions, adequate attention to ensuring a successful transition for the newly licensed nurse may be not be appropriately designed, managed, supported or evaluated.
Toolkits/Methodology
?Member Only? This toolkit has been designed with the Nurse Executive in mind and will serve as a valuable resource for all phases of technology acquisition.
Guides/Reports
Executives can use these competencies as a self-assessment tool, useful in the identification of possible areas for growth. Aspiring nurse leaders can use them in planning personal preparation for their careers. Health care organizations may utilize them as a guideline for job descriptions, expectations and evaluations of nurse leaders. Nurse educators can utilize them as a curriculum guideline for the educational preparation of nurses seeking expertise and knowledge in executive practice.
Guides/Reports
The care delivery system of the future will be characterized by vast complexity due to use of sophisticated technology, aging of the population with the associated growth in chronic health issues, as well as diversity of patient populations and practice settings.