One of the big challenges faced by
nurse leaders today is finding the time to
stay connected to patients and
staff. Purposeful nurse leader rounding
on patients is quickly becoming a best
practice in hospital throughout the United
States. When it is done well, it can have
a positive direct impact on both patients
and staff. It has been shown to improve
both patient and staff satisfaction.
“Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.” Warren Bennis
Conducting effective nurse leader rounding is essential to provide the best patient care possible. Nurse leader rounding not only increases patient satisfaction itself, but it also helps support and enforce almost every other type of rounding such as hourly patient rounding, and leadership rounding for outcomes.