From Volume to Value: Advocating for Your Staff in the Face of PBJ

By Emily Royalty-Bachelor, Staff Writer - August 10, 2016

Budgeting season is upon us . . . and with it come some tough staffing decisions for many directors of nursing services (DNSs). From July through September, many facility administrators are beginning to look ahead to next year’s budget, including the funds allocated for staffing—and evaluating what that means for the facility’s staffing levels. While doing so, says Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, RAC-MT, andcurriculum development specialist at AADNS, it’s crucial to keep in mind the facility’s needs and to be an advocate for your personnel.