05 Sep Kaye/Bassman Managing Partner Rae Ellen Douglas Featured in Nurse.com
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Kaye/Bassman Managing Partner Rae Ellen Douglas Featured in Nurse.com, How to Recruit RNs During a Nursing Shortage
Dallas, TX | 9/5/2017
By Robert Fucci
It’s a situation that’s only expected to get worse with the aging baby boomer population, the continued dearth of nurse educators and long waiting lists at nursing schools.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the number of RN vacancies will be nearly 1.2 million between now and 2022. While a nursing shortage may bode well for nurses, it is a problem for employers who face stiff competition when trying to recruit, hire and retain qualified nurses.
So what can nurse recruiters, hospitals and health systems do to stay on top of the game and achieve better staffing levels? Employing innovative strategies to attract, hire and retain nurses is essential to combating the nursing shortage, according to several experts in the field of nurse recruiting.
Having good managers, helping managers grow as leaders, having a strong onboarding process and continuous leadership development are integral to attracting and retaining nurses, according to executive nurse recruiter Rae Ellen Douglas, managing partner and director with Kaye/Bassman International in Columbus, Ohio.