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New edition of STTI guidebook offers innovative solutions for nurse managers

Renowned nurse leader shares new and updated models and experiences for successful staffing

INDIANAPOLIS — According to the American Nurses Association, hospitals struggle to retain registered nurses long-term due to the stress of understaffing and the elimination of positions to reduce labor costs.

Nurse staffing is the foundation for excellent patient care and outcomes, but nurse managers and leaders have struggled to find successful staffing methods, causing turnover and a lack of patient and staff satisfaction. In the second edition of her book, The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Innovative Staffing, Jennifer Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, shares new and updated easy-to-read strategies that will help nurse managers overcome these issues.

Mensik, who is Executive Director of Nursing, Medicine, and Pharmacy Programs for OnCourse Learning, shares her expertise by providing new, detailed examples of staffing plans, policies and delivery models, calculation formulas and worksheets, and strategies for introducing new processes and technology.

“Even in the best-run healthcare organizations, staffing and scheduling are complex issues,” Mensik said. “But those issues must be faced in order to reverse the trend of staffing-related patient deaths and injury in U.S. hospitals.”

The book is available at

The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Innovative Staffing, Second Edition
Jennifer Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Published by STTI, March 2017
ISBN-13: 9781945157257
EPUB ISBN: 9781945157264
PDF ISBN: 9781945157271
MOBI ISBN: 9781945157288
Price: US $34.95 Trade paperback, 344
Trim size: 53/8 x 83/8

About the author
Jennifer Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is Executive Director of Nursing, Medicine, and Pharmacy Programs for OnCourse Learning and faculty for DNP and undergraduate programs at Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation.