Kicking off the news for nurses this week is a look at a story about one nurse who used their tech knowledge to come up with a better solution to nurse scheduling problems in hospitals around the country. Zach Smith is a pediatric nurse and is the head of marketing for a new App that hopes to help nurses and other health pros schedule their shifts in a more efficient way.

iOS App Helps Nurses Share Scheduling

nursegrid-logoNurseGrid is a free iPhone app that helps nurses stay on top of their schedules and makes it easy to contact other nurse colleagues when they need to swap or add shifts. The app works on its own to provide the nurses a unique way to keep track of their schedule and doesn’t tie directly in to a hospital’s schedule.

The nurses can connect with other nurses in their facility to trade shifts and work around their busy schedules to make the most of their hectic lives. The NurseGrid app launched and picked up an amazing spread of users in 45 states in the first 72 hours after they launched in the iOS app store.

I love when nurses work to leverage their skills and knowledge of the healthcare system to create other tools to help the rest of us. NurseGrid is an app that does just that. Look for it in the iOS app store. I’ll have a link in the show notes for it over at NursingShow.com. Look for it there!

Make sure you follow-up on the links for this news item and all of the other news and additional resource links from this week’s episode – Ending Nurse to Nurse Hostility and Episode 337.

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