The President’s Corner is a series of conversations between AORN President Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, and colleagues across the country about issues most important to AORN members and the perioperative community.
In Episode 1 “Nursing Uncharted – The Staffing Shortage” Vangie speaks with David Wyatt, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR, past AORN President and Chief Nursing Officer of the University Hospitals at the University of Texas southwestern Medical Center in Dallas about what’s unique in today’s nursing shortage – and where do we go from here. Yes, shortages have been around in nursing for decades – but the pandemic has been a “great revealer” of deep-rooted issues that facilities need to address, from workplace violence to staffing flexibility. Hear ideas that are working today to change the staffing outlook. And hear why David is optimistic in the new generations of periop nurses.