According to a new report, staffing shortages are causing work challenges for directors of nursing (DONs) and adding to job dissatisfaction and burnout. Three-quarters of DONs cited staffing shortages as their leading challenge; and 63% said that having inadequate staff to provide resident care is a major concern within the nursing department. DONs also suggested that there is a need to prioritize staff competency; and those who cited nursing staff training and education as a concern said they are more likely to find preparing for surveys more challenging. The report also looked at DON salaries and found that nurse leaders in urban facilities are paid an average of 19% more than their rural counterparts. Read the full article.