Northwest Organization of Nurse Leaders - Event Information

Event Name:Staffing Strategies: A Hiring Blitz? Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
Event Type(s):CE Available

Staffing Strategies: A Hiring Blitz? Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

The facility that the leaders work at struggled to recruit/fill open RN positions. Attempting to bring in travelers to fill needs was not successful either. The executive leadership team needed to come up with a strategy to recruit and onboard nurses during the pandemic, quickly and effectively. The leadership team knew that there were new grads in the community that were desiring to get an RN position. The decision was made to set up a virtual new grad hiring event. The event included 3 leadership panels who interviewed 70 candidates. Each candidate was provided a 30 minute interview. The goal was to hire 50 new grad RNs. The event was successful and 45 new grads were hired. Due to the pandemic, the trainings needed to be transitioned from in person trainings to virtual. This presentation will provide how one organization was able to pull off and onboard 45 new grads during a crisis.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify potential staff recruitment challenges related to the pandemic
  2. Define strategies including virtual hiring process for new-grads
  3. Identify how to strategically implement the hiring process and how to evaluate the outcomes
  4. Summarize process and outcomes


AnneMarie West MBA, BSN, RN Director of Professional Practice, Portland Providence Medical Center
Lora Horn MSN, MHA, BSN, RN Director of Women and Children Services  Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

CE Requirements

This event is open to all NWONL Members and non-members. To obtain CE an RN license number is required at registration.
A post session survey will be sent to attendees and upon completion, the CE certificate will be forwarded to the email provided during registration within 10 days. NWONL Members receive CE at no cost (included in membership). Non-members will be invoiced for $40 administrative fee if they choose to claim CE credit.


Event Date:6/10/2021
Event Time:9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific
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