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National Nurses Week: How to foster an ideal nursing experience


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National Nurses Week this year is May 6-12, 2023. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your valuable nursing teams for their tireless efforts and the difference they make in the lives of patients, all year long.

One way to say “thank you” to your nursing team is to improve their day-to-day experience within your facility. We’ve got some ideas to make that a reality.

Let’s get started:

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The reality of the nursing experience today

In order to say “thank you” in a truly meaningful way, it helps to understand a typical “day in the life” of your nursing team.

Spoiler alert: there is no typical “day in the life” when you’re a nurse! Every day is completely different, depending on a whole host of factors:

3 barriers to a better nursing experience

The life of a nurse is unpredictable day-to-day. So how can you make an impact on their experience? It starts with eliminating some common points of friction nurses experience every day. 

1. Staffing shortages

When healthcare facilities are understaffed, it’s often nurses who pick up the slack. This can lead to a lot of frustration and a general breakdown in good communication.

2. High patient expectations

Everyone wants the best care for themselves or their love ones. With customer experience at an all-time priority in healthcare and other industries, there’s never been more pressure to get it right, every time.

3. Nurse burnout

#1 and #2 on this list tend to lead to serious burnout: tired, frustrated nurses who withdraw from their job, don’t communicate, and let important things slip through the cracks. It can also lead to high turnover in your facility, which can be a huge expense in the long run.

Improve the nursing experience with intelligent, connected experiences

Communication breakdowns are one of the biggest problems for nurses within a care facility. Without strong, effective communication, important information is lost and patient care can suffer.

That’s where intelligent, connected experiences come in. It’s about more than proactive communication; it’s about unifying your team and empowering them to do their best work.

Intelligent, AI-powered patient interactions

Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage in healthcare, and for good reason. With staffing shortages and patients with high demands, it can be helpful to automate processes and free up your nursing team to focus on the most urgent care issues.

RingCentral for Healthcare leverages this exciting new tech to help you deliver the ideal patient experience, every time:


Connect and unify your team for stronger collaboration

Silos on a care team slow down every aspect of nursing, and these inefficiencies can impact both patient experience and overall revenue as well as employee satisfaction.

RingCentral for Healthcare is an all-in-one platform built to bust silos in any care facility. Here are some of the features that can improve the daily experience for nurses:

Delight patients with adaptive experiences

Just like no two days are the same when you’re a nurse, no two patients need the same kind of care and follow-up. But one thing is for sure: the best patient experiences happen when folks feel known and cared for by their care team.

RingCentral for Healthcare helps teams deliver personalized care experiences with powerful customer service features:

With more intelligent, connected experiences, nurses can be more efficient and more effective. That means: faster interventions, shorter patient stays, more patient days per year, and higher patient revenue for your facility.

RingCentral for Healthcare: The Rx for a better nursing experience

One major way to say “thank you” to the nurses in your facility is to improve their day-to-day experience on the floor. RingCentral for Healthcare can help by making it easier than ever for care teams to collaborate with each other and deliver exceptional care.

To see how RingCentral can transform your care team’s communications, take a tour of all our features.

Originally published May 10, 2023


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