Nursing Question

Learning Goal: I’m working on a nursing multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

For this Performance Task Assessment, you will calculate full-time equivalents (FTEs) and staffing costs and create a staffing chart.

Submission Length: Completed Assessment Template, 2–3 pages

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Creating a Staffing Plan

You have just been hired as a unit manager for a 40-bed in-patient nursing unit. One of your first priorities is to create a staffing chart. However, first you will need to calculate your FTEs and salary costs. After analyzing the unit budget report, you find that the average daily census during the last fiscal year was 40 patients. Utilize the CN4003 Assessment Template document to complete your calculations and staffing chart.

ARTICLE: CONSTRUCTING A NURSING BUDGET

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Constructing a Nursing Budget

Kolakowski, D. (2016). Constructing a nursing budget using a patient classification system. Nursing Management47(2), 14–16. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NUMA.0000479449.43157.b…

Time Estimate: 20 min

ARTICLE: UNDERSTANDING FTES AND NURSING HOURS PER PATIENT DAY

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Understanding FTEs and Nursing Hours Per Patient Day

Welch, T. D., & Smith, T. (2020). Understanding FTEs and nursing hours per patient day. Nurse Leader, 18(2), 157–162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mnl.2019.10.003

Time Estimate: 25 min

ARTICLE: MEASURING PATIENT ACUITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSE STAFFING AND ASSIGNMENT

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Measuring Patient Acuity: Implications for Nurse Staffing and Assignment

Welton, J. M. (2017). Measuring patient acuity: Implications for nurse staffing and assignment. Journal of Nursing Administration, 47(10), 471. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNA.0000000000000516

Time Estimate: 20 min

ARTICLE: SAFE NURSE STAFFING POLICIES FOR HOSPITALS IN ENGLAND, IRELAND, CALIFORNIA, VICTORIA AND QUEENSLAND: A DISCUSSION PAPER

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Safe Nurse Staffing Policies for Hospitals in England, Ireland, California, Victoria and Queensland: A Discussion Paper

Van den Heede, K., Cornelis, J., Bouckaert, N., Bruyneel, L., Van de Voorde, C., & Sermeus, W. (2020). Safe nurse staffing policies for hospitals in England, Ireland, California, Victoria and Queensland: A discussion paper. Health Policy, 124(10), 1064–1073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2020.08.003

Time Estimate: 45 min

WEBSITE: HOW TO DEVELOP A NURSING BUDGET

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How To Develop a Nursing Budget

Paul, M. (2020). How to develop a nursing unit budget. https://clipboardhealth.com/how-to-develop-a-nursi…

Time Estimate: 20 min

ARTICLE: NURSE STAFFING IMPROVEMENTS THROUGH INTERPROFESSIONAL STRATEGIC WORKFORCE ACTION PLANNING

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Nurse Staffing Improvements Through Interprofessional Strategic Workforce Action Planning

Young, C., White, M., & Dorrington, M. (2018). Nurse staffing improvements through interprofessional strategic workforce action planning. Nursing Economic$, 36(4), 163–194 .

Time Estimate: 60 min

WEBSITE: NURSE STAFFING

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Nurse Staffing

American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Nurse staffing. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/The…

Time Estimate: 20 min

ARTICLE: NURSE-PATIENT RATIOS AND SAFE STAFFING: 10 WAYS NURSES CAN LEAD THE CHANGE

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Nurse-Patient Ratios and Safe Staffing: 10 Ways Nurses Can Lead the Change

Carlson, K. (2017). Nurse-patient ratios and safe staffing: 10 ways nurses can lead the changehttps://www.nurse.org/articles/nurse-patient-ratio…

Time Estimate: 20 min

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