Directors of Nursing Service
How to find them and keep them
Cheryl Boldt, RN, NHA
If you have a great Director of Nursing it makes life at the facility very good for the residents, staff, and the administrator. The successful DNS possesses some definite personality traits. You should actively look for these traits when you recruit a Director of Nursing. Strategies for DNS recruitment will also be shared. If you are fortunate enough to have a great DNS who knows how to gain the support of staff and customers, then what can you do to assure this individual grows, and stays, in your organization? In addition, the most successful DNSs help other nurses grow as leaders. A DNS's longevity is directly affected by having others he or she can rely on. And don't forget that ever important relationship that exists with their supervisor, the facility Administrator.
At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:
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