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New book in Nurse Manager’s Guide series offers
practical solutions to effective staffing
STTI publishes The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Innovative Staffing
INDIANAPOLIS – Research funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has demonstrated that an inadequate nursing staff directly correlates with adverse patient outcomes. For busy nurse managers, effectively analyzing workforce, patient population, and organization to determine proper staffing is daunting.
The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Innovative Staffing, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), provides easy-to-apply models, examples, and stories on how to obtain quality outcomes, staff satisfaction, and patient satisfaction and safety. The book’s author, Jennifer Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, is the administrator for nursing and patient care at St. Luke’s Health System in Idaho.
The fourth book in STTI’s Nurse Manager’s Guide series, The Nurse Manager's Guide to Innovative Staffing communicates a complete view of staffing for the nurse manager, including both traditional staffing models and innovative models. The guide also provides a practical resource needed to communicate innovative models and considerations for appropriate staffing that will lead to excellent patient care.
“The linkage of the achievement of optimal outcomes for patients, nurses and the organization is masterfully done. Setting the stage based on nursing principles and scope of practice provides an evidence-driven approach to this work,” says Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, clinical consultant to API Healthcare Inc. in Hartford, Wis.
The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Innovative Staffing
By Jennifer Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Price: US $29.95
Trade paperback, 280 pages
Trim size: 5 3/8 X 8 3/8
Available at www.nursingknowledge.org/STTIbooks
About the author
Jennifer Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, is the Administrator for Nursing and Patient Care at St. Luke’s Health System in Idaho, and is on the American Nurses Association’s Board of Directors. Mensik is a former Executive Director of Quality and Patient Safety for the UCLA Health System and has worked at Banner Health in various roles, including the System Director of Clinical Practice and Research. She has also served as the president of the Arizona Nurses Association.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org