Rose O. Sherman, Ed.D, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is nationally known for her work in helping current and future nurse leaders to develop their leadership skills. She is an emeritus professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University and currently serves as a faculty member in the Marian K Shaughnessy Nursing Leadership Academy at Case Western Reserve University. Before teaching, Dr. Sherman spent 25 years in leadership roles with the Department of Veterans Affairs at five VA Medical Centers. She is also the editor of Nurse Leader, the American Organization of Nurse Executives’ official journal. She is the author of two bestselling nursing leadership books, The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership: Your Toolkit for Success and The Nurse Leader Coach: Become the Boss that No One Wants to Leave. Dr. Sherman is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship program.
In this episode, Dr. Sherman and I discuss the transformative changes that are happening in the healthcare workforce, led by three critical trends: COVID-related turnover and travel; mental health challenges, and PTSD, and the shifting demographics of the workplace. We discuss how these trends are causing dramatic shifts in the structure of healthcare work and challenging leaders to find the flexibility and creativity to rethink how healthcare is delivered. Finally, we look ahead to a future in which team member well-being is the center of a vibrant healthcare workforce.
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