Facing The Needs of the Registered Nurse: Evidenced-Based Retention Strategies Across the Lifespan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153221
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Presentation
Title:
Facing The Needs of the Registered Nurse: Evidenced-Based Retention Strategies Across the Lifespan
Abstract:
Facing The Needs of the Registered Nurse: Evidenced-Based Retention Strategies Across the Lifespan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Williams, Kimberly A., DNSc
P.I. Institution Name:University of South Alabama
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Linda Roussel, RN, DSN
[Research Presentation] PROBLEM: Retention in the healthcare workforce has numerous challenges. Such challenges include increasing demand, slow growth and an aging registered nursing workforce. Along with these challenges, the current workforce is one that is multigenerational with different generations requiring different needs.áEVIDENCE: Best practices to retain nurses include support of professional nursing practice through strategies that include Magnet Hospital recognition, preceptorships, refresher courses, differentiated nursing practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration.áHowever, the approach to retention in these areas must involve an in-depth look at work environment and a deep understanding of why professional nurses are leaving at a multigenerational level. Addressing theses challenges requires recommendations of the registered nurse across the lifespan. STRATEGY: By using a triangulation methodology the quality of work life and level of satisfaction of inactive and active registered nurses were studied at 4 local hospitals.áA quantitative satisfaction survey tool with 7 additional qualitative questions was used to assess the level of satisfaction of the active registered nurse.áThe researchers also used focus groups with active and interviews with inactive registered nurses and nursing administrators. These strategies provided information in which retention strategies can be developed at multigenerational levels that is organizationally specific using evidence-based interventions from best practice. RESULTS: Results revealed nurses have multigenerational views of dissatisfaction with their work environment. Such areas of dissatisfaction include pay, respect, workload, length of shifts and needs of the aging nurse. RECOMMENDATIONS: Identification of areas that are dissatisfiers along with interventions for the registered nurse across the lifespan will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFacing The Needs of the Registered Nurse: Evidenced-Based Retention Strategies Across the Lifespanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153221-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Facing The Needs of the Registered Nurse: Evidenced-Based Retention Strategies Across the Lifespan</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Williams, Kimberly A., DNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of South Alabama</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kwilliams@usouthal.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda Roussel, RN, DSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] PROBLEM: Retention in the healthcare workforce has numerous challenges. Such challenges include increasing demand, slow growth and an aging registered nursing workforce. Along with these challenges, the current workforce is one that is multigenerational with different generations requiring different needs.&aacute;EVIDENCE: Best practices to retain nurses include support of professional nursing practice through strategies that include Magnet Hospital recognition, preceptorships, refresher courses, differentiated nursing practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration.&aacute;However, the approach to retention in these areas must involve an in-depth look at work environment and a deep understanding of why professional nurses are leaving at a multigenerational level. Addressing theses challenges requires recommendations of the registered nurse across the lifespan. STRATEGY: By using a triangulation methodology the quality of work life and level of satisfaction of inactive and active registered nurses were studied at 4 local hospitals.&aacute;A quantitative satisfaction survey tool with 7 additional qualitative questions was used to assess the level of satisfaction of the active registered nurse.&aacute;The researchers also used focus groups with active and interviews with inactive registered nurses and nursing administrators. These strategies provided information in which retention strategies can be developed at multigenerational levels that is organizationally specific using evidence-based interventions from best practice. RESULTS: Results revealed nurses have multigenerational views of dissatisfaction with their work environment. Such areas of dissatisfaction include pay, respect, workload, length of shifts and needs of the aging nurse. RECOMMENDATIONS: Identification of areas that are dissatisfiers along with interventions for the registered nurse across the lifespan will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:07:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:07:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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