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Top 5 issues facing CNOs

As we approach the start of National Nurses Week, it’s once again time to commend the work of those in the nursing community for all they do to improve the health of communities across the world.

With more than 3 million members, nurses represent the largest segment of the healthcare workforce. Leading the way for this workforce are chief nursing officers (CNOs) at healthcare organizations everywhere. When I consider the various members of a hospital C-suite, I often see CNOs juggling the most diverse responsibilities compared with other members of the executive team.

CNOs are responsible for quality, safety, patient satisfaction, labor, regulatory compliance, budgets and the educational/professional advancement of the members of their team.

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