Reinventing the Inpatient Float Pool
4 options for updating traditional nurse float pools to address today’s staffing challenges
February 2, 2021
10 Minute Read
Traditional nurse float pools are critical to hospitals’ abilities to staff efficiently amid fluctuating volume—while offering staff roles with more flexible scheduling.
Yet while systems grew exponentially, their float pools have been static. By updating float pool strategy to reflect their organization’s changing needs, nurse leaders can leverage the principles underlying float pool success to address new workforce challenges.
The float pool of the future isn’t a small inpatient team. It’s a cross-continuum enterprise that stands to address goals at the heart of system strategy.