2 customisable OKR examples for Nursing Team

What are Nursing Team OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Nursing Team to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Building your own Nursing Team OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable Nursing Team OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Nursing Team Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to implement Unified Standards Across all Hospital Units

  • ObjectiveImplement Unified Standards Across all Hospital Units
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% staff training completion on new standards within 8 weeks
  • TaskImplement weekly progress assessment for staff members
  • TaskProvide individual guidance where needed to ensure understanding
  • TaskInitiate comprehensive training program on new standards
  • Key ResultDevelop comprehensive, uniform standards incorporating best practices within 5 weeks
  • TaskImplement uniform standards across all departments
  • TaskCreate comprehensive standards based on findings
  • TaskIdentify key components of best practices in industry
  • Key ResultIdentify differing practices in all units by reviewing process documents within 2 weeks
  • TaskHighlight differing practices within a two-week timeframe
  • TaskCatalog all process documents across each unit
  • TaskReview these documents to identify differences

2. OKR to improve efficacy and quality of nurse case management

  • ObjectiveImprove efficacy and quality of nurse case management
  • Key ResultAchieve 15% increase in satisfaction rates from patient feedback surveys
  • TaskImplement staff training on communication and patient engagement skills
  • TaskRegularly monitor patient feedback and make necessary adjustments
  • TaskEnhance the patient’s experience and care services
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new tracking protocols for patient case progression by end of quarter
  • TaskDevelop detailed implementation plans for selected protocols
  • TaskIdentify and research two new tracking protocols for patient case progression
  • TaskTrain staff on new protocols and put into practice
  • Key ResultSuccessfully complete 100% of case management documentation with zero errors
  • TaskReview all documentation guidelines and requirements regularly
  • TaskUse digital tools for quicker, more accurate documentation
  • TaskPrioritize error checking and proofreading all documents

Best practices for managing your Nursing Team OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Nursing Team OKRs

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the benefits from the framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Nursing Team OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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