Building Bridges©: A Program for Recruitment & Retention of Talented Staff

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150371
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Bridges©: A Program for Recruitment & Retention of Talented Staff
Abstract:
Building Bridges©: A Program for Recruitment & Retention of Talented Staff
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Knudsen, Jan
P.I. Institution Name:Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
Recruitment of future nurses and retention of current nurses is a critical issue-facing healthcare today. Creative programs for recruitment and retention are necessary to attract and retain talented staff, especially in the hospital setting. At Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska we have a distinctive culture. It is a culture founded on the values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence. We have a vision for our future to create a Healing Environment that is conducive to healing for our patients and families. But, we know that in order to recruit and retain the talented staff we need to care for our patients and their families we must also create a Healing Environment for our staff. A Healing Environment that is conducive to healing is one where therapeutic interventions are utilized, the physical environment is attractive and calming, and one where there are effective relationships. At Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, nursing’s contribution to an environment that promotes healing is grounded in effective relationships that are built on trust, respect effective communication and support and on the principles of primary nursing. In order to accomplish this environment that will be conducive to healing we must build on what we currently have and strive for continuous improvements. The way we get from where we are today to where we want to be tomorrow is to build a bridge to the future. This bridge will be built one person at a time, by fostering effective relationships. The “Building Bridges©” Program is a three-phase program that focuses on effective relationships. The three phases include a Preceptor Program, a Mentor Program, and a New Employee Commitment program. This poster presentation will focus on the components of these programs and the successful outcomes of recruitment of new nurses and retention of current nurses from the implementation of these programs. The purpose of this poster is to describe a successful nursing recruitment and retention strategy that focuses on effective relationships through the implementation of a Healing Environment Initiative and a “Building Bridges©” program. This poster presentation will describe the components of a Healing Environment, outline the process of implementation of Primary Nursing into a Healing Environment, list the expected outcomes from the implementation of a Healing Environment, and describe the “Building Bridges©” program and the outcomes of the program.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding Bridges©: A Program for Recruitment & Retention of Talented Staffen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150371-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building Bridges&copy;: A Program for Recruitment &amp; Retention of Talented Staff</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Knudsen, Jan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Recruitment of future nurses and retention of current nurses is a critical issue-facing healthcare today. Creative programs for recruitment and retention are necessary to attract and retain talented staff, especially in the hospital setting. At Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska we have a distinctive culture. It is a culture founded on the values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence. We have a vision for our future to create a Healing Environment that is conducive to healing for our patients and families. But, we know that in order to recruit and retain the talented staff we need to care for our patients and their families we must also create a Healing Environment for our staff. A Healing Environment that is conducive to healing is one where therapeutic interventions are utilized, the physical environment is attractive and calming, and one where there are effective relationships. At Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, nursing&rsquo;s contribution to an environment that promotes healing is grounded in effective relationships that are built on trust, respect effective communication and support and on the principles of primary nursing. In order to accomplish this environment that will be conducive to healing we must build on what we currently have and strive for continuous improvements. The way we get from where we are today to where we want to be tomorrow is to build a bridge to the future. This bridge will be built one person at a time, by fostering effective relationships. The &ldquo;Building Bridges&copy;&rdquo; Program is a three-phase program that focuses on effective relationships. The three phases include a Preceptor Program, a Mentor Program, and a New Employee Commitment program. This poster presentation will focus on the components of these programs and the successful outcomes of recruitment of new nurses and retention of current nurses from the implementation of these programs. The purpose of this poster is to describe a successful nursing recruitment and retention strategy that focuses on effective relationships through the implementation of a Healing Environment Initiative and a &ldquo;Building Bridges&copy;&rdquo; program. This poster presentation will describe the components of a Healing Environment, outline the process of implementation of Primary Nursing into a Healing Environment, list the expected outcomes from the implementation of a Healing Environment, and describe the &ldquo;Building Bridges&copy;&rdquo; program and the outcomes of the program.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:22:52Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:22:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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