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AT THE BEDSIDE Enhance Your Professional Development in a Collaborative Learning Environment September 18-20, 2013 MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada 14 For inpatient nurse managers and charge nurses at the point of care, Nurse Manager Priorities is a beyond-the-basics conference where forward-thinking influential leaders guide your learning. Content focuses on a nurse manager’s three critical responsibilities—managing the business, managing people and managing yourself. This dynamic program features: management issues For more information, visit Survey Reports High Levels of Burnout, Job Seeking S ixty percent of healthcare workers report burnout in their current position, and one-third say they plan to look for a new job this year, according to a recent survey. The results of the online survey of 508 full-time workers, conducted by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder, indicate 21 percent of respondents always or often feel burned out, and 67 percent in that group plan to look for a new job this year. The percentage of workers planning a job hunt rose from 24 percent to 34 percent in this year’s survey. Specific issues leading to job dissatisfaction include pay (75 percent do not earn their desired salary, and 29 percent are nowhere near it); work/life balance (44 percent cite a heavy workload as the barrier); career advancement (24 percent seek more upward mobility than offered); and a desire to change industries (29 percent are learning skills to create a change). “Long hours and juggling multiple patient needs are taking their toll on morale and retention,” says Jason Lovelace, president of CareerBuilder Healthcare. The survey, which included 243 U.S. healthcare employers, says 34 percent of them are unable to fill current open positions. “Nearly half — 46 percent — of health care organizations said they have seen a negative impact on their organizations due to extended job vacancies,” Lovelace says. What is being done to improve retention and morale in your unit or facility? Tell us at, click on the blue auto-reply button in the digital edition or post a wall comment at Two out of 10 healthcare workers report feeling burned out ‘always’ or ‘often.’

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - August 2013

Bold Voices - August 2013
Another Angle
Seamless Staff Leadership Transition Is Goal of AACN's CEO Search
A Pool of Exceptional Talent
Progressive Care Nurses: A Conference, Las Vegas and CNEs Just for You
Communication Is Critical to Avoid Readmissions
Hospital Deaths Decrease Slightly Over 10 Years
Leapfrog Rates Hospital Safety Performance
Patient Safety Threatened by Insufficient Nurse Staffing, Fatigue
Number of Americans With Dementia, Cost of Care to Double by 2040
Updated HHS Standards Support Improved Cultural and Linguistic Competency
Decrease Noise Levels to Improve Patient Outcomes
Alarm Management (AACN Practice Alert)
Survey Reports High Levels of Burnout, Job Seeking
New HIPAA Rule Seeks to Balance Patients' Privacy Protection
Pet Ownership May Be Heart-Friendly
Hospitals Better at Preventing CLABSIs
Online Program Helps Military Service Members, Veterans Become Nurses
Clot Busters Safe for Patients With Stroke Who Take Aspirin
Updated Stroke Definition Reflects New Knowledge, Advances
In Our Journals
Antibiotics May Relieve Back Pain in Certain Cases
Certification Capsules
AACN Members, Friends Inducted as AANP Fellows
Empowered ED Case Managers
New CCN Resource Expands Reader Access to Nursing Care Studies
Contribute to the Evidence: Apply for an AACN Research Grant by Nov. 1
Nurse Leaders, Aspiring Nurse Leaders: Get Ready for Las Vegas, Sept. 18-20
AACN Scholarships Support Your Learning Journey
What Is Your Wake? (From the President)

Bold Voices - August 2013