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Journal for Nurses in Professional Development:
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000083

Maintaining Competency for Float Nursing Staff

Overman, Kimberly RN; Hauver, Jeni BSN, RN; McKay, Jennifer MHA, BSN, RN; Aucoin, Julia DNS, RN-BC, CNE

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Orienting staff to multiple areas is challenging, as is maintaining multiple competencies, which might be used infrequently. Creating a strategy to regularly assess needed competencies to maintain a highly skilled pool of nurses, prepared to float to multiple areas, is critical to supporting flexible staffing. A plan for how to achieve this complex analysis is described and can be translated to other complex environments.

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