1.The nurse manager of the pediatric unit (you) has experienced frequent turnover with nursing staff. Recently, you have hired several new graduate nurses to fill the staffing vacancies. You need to develop a staffing schedule for the upcoming holidays and ensure adequate staffing with an appropriate mix in the unit. It has always been the policy of the unit to have the holiday staffing schedule available before November first. The senior staff worked the Christmas holiday last year and are requesting it off this year and to work New Year’s instead. The new staff nurses are only willing to work the New Year’s holiday, or they are threatening to leave.
• Develop two staffing options for the holiday schedule.