Negative impact of prolonged nursing, clinical vacancies is significant, says Nursing’s Rebecca M. Patton

Not filling vacancies poses risks for healthcare employers

AMN Healthcare News: A recent survey found that the time it takes to fill key nursing and clinical positions negatively affects the organization and patient care. “You would have to live under a rock not to realize the negative impact of prolonged vacancies, whether you are the nurse at the bedside or the CEO,” said Rebecca M. Patton, the Lucy Jo Atkinson Scholar in Perioperative Nursing.