Achieving Appropriate Staffing: A Guide for Beginners

Author(s): Kester Kelly M

Contact Hours 0.93

CERP C 0.93

Expires Dec 31, 2023

Topics: Healthy Work Environment, Staffing

Population: Lifespan

Role: Educator, Staff, Manager, APRN, Researcher

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Appropriate staffing is a challenge nurse leaders commonly face and tools to overcome it are not readily available. Join this foundational session to learn how to calculate the number of staff you need and how to predict turnover before it occurs. This is an opportunity for nurse leaders, orientation coordinators and preceptors to learn from one large department’s creative solutions to recruit, onboard and orient large numbers of nurses while improving quality of care and staff satisfaction.


  • Identify methods to develop a hiring model using historical data and effective recruitment strategies.
  • Describe how appropriate staffing impacts retention, quality of care and the overall work environment.
  • Evaluate methods to successfully duplicate this work in multiple departments.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 0.00 contact hours.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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