Blog » Our Top 10 Most Popular Blogs of 2018

Our Top 10 Most Popular Blogs of 2018

Created Dec 11 2018, 09:57 AM by Lippincott Solutions
  • burnout
  • MIPS
  • patient outcomes
  • nursing informatics
  • IOM
  • critical thinking
  • Pathway to Excellence
  • ANCC
  • Patient-centered care
  • nurse-patient ratio
  • NOBC
  • nurse managers

As we’re counting down to 2019, we wanted to look back at our most popular Calling the Shots blogs of 2018. It was hard to narrow it down, but below are our top 10 most-read posts this year. We’re sharing them again, in case you missed them!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this year and are finding valuable information for your everyday management and practice. We can’t wait for another year to bring you more nursing leadership information, let us know in the comments below topics you would like to see in 2019!

10) For Better Or Worse, Nurse Managers Influence Outcomes

Having the most patient contact of any health care professionals, bedside nurses have an undeniable effect on key performance indicators, such as measures of quality of care, patient safety, and patient experience. A recent PressGaney report, however, investigated the role of nurse manager leadership on patient outcomes as well as nurse outcomes (such as job satisfaction, retention, and burnout) and found a significant effect — particularly the leadership of nurse managers on the unit level. Read more…


9) From Meaningful Use To MIPS - Are Hospitals Ready?

The electronic health record (EHR) Meaningful Use incentive was “a dream program,” American Medical Association president David Barbe, MD, recently told Healthcare IT News.

Problem was, it wasn’t feasible for most health care providers. Read more…



8) The Art Of Being Gracious

While serving on a board, there are times when you may find yourself in a position where comments are made that are not in alignment with your perspectives and personal values.  As a board member, it is incumbent upon you to state your position and to do so in a professional manner.  A fellow board member’s remarks may be a dominant response that is strongly influencing the perspective of others. This may require that you pause, restrain your initial reaction to be blunt, and choose to be gracious. Read more…

7) Putting Patients First

A patient-centered approach to nursing focuses on the patient's personal needs, wants, desires, and goals so that the individual becomes central to the care and nursing process. This can mean putting the patient's needs, as they define them, above those identified as priorities by health care professionals. Read more…



6) 6 Tips For Avoiding Nurse Burnout

The Mayo Clinic defines workplace burnout as “a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.” As nurses, burnout can happen after a traumatic event, but often the discreet signals of distress go unnoticed while you're busy taking care of others. Read more...


5) The Latest ANCC Pathway To Excellence® Standards

To keep current, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) updates its Pathway to Excellence® Program standards every 4 years. Changes in evidence, policy, and culture are incorporated into the existing framework,  allowing it to stay fresh for facilities seeking ways to promote excellence in today’s dynamic nursing practice environment. Read more…


4) Turning New Nurses Into Critical Thinkers

As nurses know, seconds can often mean the difference between life and death.  With increasing responsibility and higher patient acuity, it’s imperative for nurses and bedside clinicians to be able to make quick, accurate decisions in response to unforeseen circumstances. Read More...



3) Update on Future of Nursing Report - Are We There Yet?

Formerly known as The Institute of Medicine (IOM), The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) have called on nurses to take a bigger role in America’s health care system to help meet its increasingly complex and changing demands. The National Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. Read more…

2) Nursing Informatics: The Intersection Of Technology And Clinical Practice

Nurses practice in a variety of roles within healthcare organizations, whether they may be public or private, inpatient or outpatient. RNs also may hold non-traditional roles in insurance corporations, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare device manufacturers, or software application vendors. Read more…



1) Update On Nursing Staff Ratios

The importance of sufficient nurse staffing in hospitals is widely known, and low levels of nurse staffing have been linked to negative outcomes for patients, including increased length of stay, hospital-related complications, and even mortality. In addition, low staffing also affects nurses, leading to job dissatisfaction, fatigue, and staff burnout. Read More…