Maximize an Efficient Labor Force with Nurse Scheduling Software

August 27, 2021

Scheduling employee shifts is difficult no matter the industry, but administrators in the healthcare field deal with a tremendous amount of added daily pressure to ensure that their healthcare facility is continually operating at the highest level of efficiency and productivity. Some important factors in how well a healthcare facility thrives are by tracking multiple aspects of daily operations from scheduling to ordering supplies, labor costs, and ensuring each shift has the correct balance of necessary provider skills to deliver high quality patient care.

Healthcare administrator creating a nursing staff schedule.

In order to achieve operational efficiency, you must be able to measure, track, and report time, attendance, deficit demands, and expenses. However, the biggest problem you face in accomplishing all of this is finding the time to complete these time-consuming operational tasks. This leaves administrators and scheduling managers scratching their heads to get back on track with so many daily tasks piling up.

Rather than waste more time with inefficient scheduling methods, look for ways to both optimize and maximize your labor force. With the implementation of nurse scheduling software by Schedule360, you can easily streamline and simplify your entire scheduling process. The right scheduling tools can help you to get back on track and focus on other areas that may have slipped through the cracks.

Overtime Thresholds

If you’re feeling the pinch of budgeting but overseeing OT has become arduous and inefficient, nurse scheduling software can help with overtime alerts built right into the system. If you’re utilizing self-scheduling, staff can pick up a shift, but if that puts them into Overtime, you’ll have a chance to deny or approve the change before the shift is worked. With complete schedule transparency, you’ll have an easier time creating a well-balanced schedule.

Credential Tracking

Our unique scheduling software solution can conveniently track and store the licensure, credentials, and skills of your employees in easy to find profiles. Any licensure or skill that requires recertification is tracked by expiration date and the system sends alerts to employees 60 days prior to expiration. Credential tracking prevents employees who lack certain credentials or licensure from filing shifts they aren’t qualified to work.


Give your employees the ability to self-schedule. Schedule360 provides a configurable, rules-based self-scheduling feature. After the scheduler releases shifts for the upcoming schedule and immediate booking of set-schedule shifts, the remaining open shifts can be claimed through self-scheduling by unit-based staff. Self-scheduling provides your staff with a sense of independence and flexibility, while still ensuring individual work targets are met and safe staffing levels are always taking place.

Schedule Transparency

Our scheduling software provides complete schedule transparency, ensuring that everyone is on the same page, effortlessly. Staff members have full access to their schedules, 24/7 from any mobile device with internet access. Our scheduling software can be set up to automate time consuming scheduling tasks like gap coverage reports that identify open shifts for backfill which otherwise may have fallen through the cracks under a less efficient scheduling process.

The ability to oversee shift assignments across multiple facilities and regions streamlines your workforce with ease, especially when you have staff working and being reassigned to multiple locations at any given time. All of these tools culminate to greatly reduce time and resources spent on administrative tasks and redundant evaluations of the current and future schedule.

Benefits of Nurse Scheduling Software

  • Increases job satisfaction
  • Retain nurses/less employee turnover
  • Avoid nurse burnout
  • Balanced shifts lead to less overwhelming days
  • Increase in quality care for patients
  • Optimize your current resources more efficiently which equals happy nurses which then equals more retention/happier patients/happier admins, thus resulting in:

-less call-offs

-less time-off requests

-less confusion

  • Streamlined and organized

If you’re waiting for your workforce efficiency to increase on its own, the sad truth is it won’t- especially if you’re relying on outdated scheduling methods. Schedule360 is the perfect solution to solve even the most complex nurse scheduling pain points. Contact us today for a configured demo with your unique scheduling needs at the forefront. We can show you how well it will fit within your current scheduling processes so you can see how easy it can be to manage your complex scheduling tasks with the right tools.