The purpose of this assignment is to prepare students to make
staffing decisions based on sound financial management principles and
Scenario: You are the nurse leader of a 30-bed medical surgical unit
and have to account for all staffing, including any discrepancies. Using
sound financial management principles, complete the “NUR-621 Topic 8:
Staffing Matrix” in the provided excel template.
After completing the matrix, compose an 1,000-1,250-word reflection answering the following questions:
- Why is it important to use a staffing matrix in your health care setting?
- Briefly describe your staffing matrix. How many FTEs (full-time
equivalent) on the staffing roster are required to cover daily needs?
What units of services or work measurement did you use and why? What
financial management principles did you use to determine your staffing
- Explain how you adjusted your staffing based on changes in the patient census.
- You receive your financial report for the month. You have used
more FTEs than what was budgeted for your census. How will you make up
the variance? How would you reallocate resources to make up for the
variance and still comply with guidelines?
Include two to four peer-reviewed references in your essay, including the textbook.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA
Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to
beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
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