GREENSBORO, N.C., July 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prophecy Healthcare®, the leading provider of holistic healthcare assessment tools, and Cross Country Education's Nurse Manager Boot Camp, developed by Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN, partnered today to assist facilities in maximizing Nurse Manager success. Investing in leadership development of Nurse Managers improves operational efficiencies and communication to fuel superior patient experiences with optimal clinical outcomes.
Changes in healthcare have posed a significant obstacle to Hospital Leadership, specifically Nurse Management. Nurse Managers are faced with surmounting challenges that they are, at times, unprepared to handle. When not properly addressed, these challenges can have a detrimental effect on their unit, staff, and ultimately the patients they are responsible for.
"Working with Cross Country, we offer hospitals a program proven to develop leaders out of Nurse Managers, a subject dear to my heart, as I've had the pleasure of working with amazing Nurse Managers during my nursing career," explained Ron Gonzalez, MS BSN Founder & CEO of Prophecy. "We are arming participants with tools and knowledge that can be immediately put into action to positively influence staff relationships and patient experiences from day one."
Research indicates that clinical excellence is not necessarily a strong indicator of successful leadership. The Prophecy & Cross Country collaboration helps organizations identify potential high-performing Nurse Manager candidates, evaluate their strengths and challenges, and prepare them for success.
Using Prophecy's Nurse Manager Clinical Competency Tests and Leadership-based Behavioral Personality Assessment, healthcare facilities gain unbiased, accurate evaluations of their Nurse Manager Workforce.
Leveraging the assessment data, Cross Country Education develops and implements a custom Nurse Manager Boot Camp program based on evidence-based information, according to each facility's training needs. The interactive, intensive learning experience transforms superb nurses, into superb Nurse Managers.
"We are particularly enthusiastic to be working with Prophecy, combining the use of their clinical and leadership-based assessments with the Nurse Manager Boot Camp Program," said Cross Country Education's President, Greg Greene. "In today's ever changing healthcare environment it is more critical than ever to empower nurses in a management role with an opportunity to become an outstanding nurse leader through this unique and essential educational tool."
Nurse Manager Boot Camp participants will now be able to use best practices learned from the program to improve operational efficiencies within their unit, govern staff in a positive manner, and provide an enhanced patient experience with optimal clinical outcomes.
About Cross Country Education
Cross Country Education has been leading the way in continuing education and professional development for healthcare professionals since 1995. Since that time, we have provided premier regulatory and clinical skill-based continuing education to more than 1.5 million healthcare professionals. With more than 40 state and national continuing education accreditations and providerships currently in place, Cross Country Education conducts more than 5,000 live educational events each year bringing relevant and geographically-friendly learning directly to the busy professional in a timely manner.
For more information about Cross Country Education, visit https://www.crosscountryeducation.com or call 800-397-0180.
About Prophecy Healthcare, Inc.
Originally founded in 2004 as NurseTesting.com, Prophecy Healthcare® got its start as the first online Pre-Employment Testing Company exclusive to the Healthcare Industry. Initially focusing solely on clinical assessments measuring clinical competencies, efforts to exceed industry expectations led to isolating critical competencies missed in traditional testing initiatives, such as stress tolerance, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. The Prophecy approach offers the ability to find candidates with the clinical hard skills, personality attributes, and desired soft skills to match each organization.
For more information about Prophecy, visit http://www.prophecyhealth.com or call 336.802.1070.
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CONTACT: Meredith Juengel MBA Prophecy Healthcare, Inc. Director of Relationship Management (336)802-1070 x722 Twitter: Prophecy_Health