Amanda Jarman, HSA/RN at Larimer County, Colorado explains, “New nurses want and need to be part of a team. Being a recognized member of the team helps them build confidence in their new careers and opens the door for them to grow! Having a good work relationship with supervisors is important as well. Knowing that the supervisor is not just a person in an office but someone there to assist, mentor and help them grow can truly make a difference in re-enforcing their importance to our patient care.”
Due to the nature of shift work, one challenge is that many new nurses don’t “see” their managers often. To help nurses feel more involved and supported, managers and more experienced team members steps up by assisting with an intake or helping with med pass during a busy shift. Continually recognize the value these nurses bring to the table, and regularly encourage opportunities for hands on experience.
Millennial nurses take great pride in the care they provide and respond to recognition for a job well done. A nurse leader can show their gratitude with a hand-written note, a sweet treat or creating a sort of traveling “award of the week” to display on the unit. At CorrHealth, we celebrate birthdays, holidays and encourage the camaraderie each unit has developed. We also offer more than just competitive pay, we offer promotions, awards, bonuses and great benefits. Are you a Nurse Leader? We invite you to Join Our Team!