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Welcome to our benchmarking reports

From evidence-based practice to ergonomics and beyond, how does your nursing environment measure up to facilities across the country? Our quarterly benchmarking reports dive into topics that matter most to today's nurse manager so you can compare your practices to those throughout the nursing industry. Whether you're on the cutting edge, consistent with the norm, or a little behind the pack, this critical information will give you a benchmark to determine where you shine and where you should improve.

 
  • Looking back at the 2009 economy in nursing

    Our newest benchmarking report offers perspective on the state of nursing in the face of a struggling economy. The results from the survey, conducted in March, reveal the thoughts and opinions of 179 nursing professionals from across the country. The survey included questions on a variety of topics, including staff morale, cost-cutting measures organizationwide and unit specific, and relocation.

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  • A report on nursing and the economy

    Our newest benchmarking report offers perspective on the state of nursing in the face of a struggling economy. The results from the survey, conducted in April, reveal the thoughts and opinions of 163 nursing professionals from across the country. The survey included questions on a variety of topics, including staff morale, cost-cutting measures, retirement, staffing levels, stress, quality of care and the perceived future.

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  • Reflections on the image of nursing

    Our fifth quarterly benchmarking report takes a look at views on the image of nursing. Shelley Cohen, RN, BS, CEN, of Health Resources Unlimited, LLC, recently conducted a survey of 1,142 nursing professionals in the healthcare industry on the types of behaviors, attitudes, appearances, and circumstances that affect the nursing image. The results presented in this report represent the strong desire of nursing professionals to change the image of nursing, and the many opinions and avenues to do so. The results were used to provide a foundation for Our Image, Our Choice: Perspectives on Shaping, Empowering, and Elevating the Nursing Profession, a book on the image of nursing published by HCPro, Inc., in September of 2008.

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  • The state of nurse-physician collaboration

    Our fourth quarterly benchmarking report takes a look at the state of nurse-physician collaboration. HCPro, Inc., recently conducted a survey among 67 nursing professionals in the healthcare industry about the issue of nurse-physician collaboration within facilities of various sizes and settings nationwide. The data provides nurses' views about the state nurse-physician collaboration and how if is affecting their facilities. The survey included questions about nurse-physician collaboration barriers, the influence poor nurse-physician collaboration has on stress, whether facilities are taking steps to improve nurse-physician collaboration, and if so, what their strategies were.  

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  • A closer look at nurse-to-nurse hostility

    Our third quarterly benchmarking report takes a look at the issue of nurse-to-nurse hostility. HCPro, Inc., recently conducted a survey among 159 nursing professionals in the healthcare industry about the issue of nurse-to-nurse hostility (also known as lateral violence or horizontal violence) within facilities nationwide. The data provide a glimpse into how many of these facilities are dealing--or in some cases, not dealing--with the issue. The survey included questions about staff nurse complaints, examples of nurse-to-nurse hostility, social cliques, training, organizational attitudes, and turnover.

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  • Ergonomics in nursing: The importance of a safe and healthy work environment

    Our second quarterly benchmarking report takes a look at the importance of ergonomics. HCPro, Inc., recently conducted a survey among 23 nursing professionals in the healthcare industry about their training, practices, and challenges related to ergonomics. The results presented in this report reflect the growing importance of safe practices and a safe environment across healthcare organizations of various sizes in acute care, critical access, long-term care, ambulatory, home health, and rehabilitation settings.

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  • Evidence-based nursing: Best practices from your peers

    Our first quarterly benchmarking report takes a look at the state of evidence-based nursing. HCPro, Inc., recently conducted a survey among 48 nursing professionals in the healthcare industry about their practices, challenges, and solutions related to evidence-based nursing. The results presented in this report demonstrate a growing focus on evidence-based practice (EBP) across healthcare organizations of various sizes in acute care, critical access, long-term care, ambulatory, home health, and rehabilitation settings.

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