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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158593
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strategies to Retain Expert Nursing Staff: an Evidence-Based Protocol for Nurses
Abstract:
Strategies to Retain Expert Nursing Staff: an Evidence-Based Protocol for Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Tang, Jane
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Graduate Research Assistant
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 30A Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Contact Telephone:319.353.5765
Purpose: Retaining expert nurses has a positive effect on quality of care. High nurse turnover, however, is a serious human resource problem for nurse administrators. Like clinical practice, nursing administrative practices must also be based on scientific knowledge. This paper presents an evidence-based, administrative protocol designed for retaining expert nursing staff. Conceptual Framework: The Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center (P30NR03979) framework for development of clinical evidence-based practice was modified and used to develop this evidence-based, administrative protocol. Methods: CINAHL and other electronic reference databases were used to locate research articles and related literature. Search terms included turnover, retention, job satisfaction, autonomy, nursing leadership, communication, burnout, job stress, and nursing management. Studies were critiqued and decisions made regarding the key conceptual areas to include in the protocol. Instruments for measuring these key conceptual areas were also reviewed for inclusion in the protocol. Studies were categorized by type of evidence and recommendations for administrative practice were set forth and graded. The protocol was sent out for expert review, and subsequent revisions were made. Results: The administrative EBP is a synthesis of research literature that significantly impacts retention of professional nurses in the workplace. Based on research evidence, strategies for first line nurse managers to enhance job satisfaction and retention of staff in various healthcare settings are provided. These evidence-based strategies focus on autonomy, recognition, and communication. Methods for measuring process and outcome indicators to evaluate application of the EBP are also included in the protocol. Conclusion: This administrative EBP protocol is a helpful guide for nurse managers who are striving to improve retention of staff.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrategies to Retain Expert Nursing Staff: an Evidence-Based Protocol for Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158593-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Strategies to Retain Expert Nursing Staff: an Evidence-Based Protocol for Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tang, Jane</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Research Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 30A Nursing Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">319.353.5765</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hsiao-chen-tang@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Retaining expert nurses has a positive effect on quality of care. High nurse turnover, however, is a serious human resource problem for nurse administrators. Like clinical practice, nursing administrative practices must also be based on scientific knowledge. This paper presents an evidence-based, administrative protocol designed for retaining expert nursing staff. Conceptual Framework: The Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center (P30NR03979) framework for development of clinical evidence-based practice was modified and used to develop this evidence-based, administrative protocol. Methods: CINAHL and other electronic reference databases were used to locate research articles and related literature. Search terms included turnover, retention, job satisfaction, autonomy, nursing leadership, communication, burnout, job stress, and nursing management. Studies were critiqued and decisions made regarding the key conceptual areas to include in the protocol. Instruments for measuring these key conceptual areas were also reviewed for inclusion in the protocol. Studies were categorized by type of evidence and recommendations for administrative practice were set forth and graded. The protocol was sent out for expert review, and subsequent revisions were made. Results: The administrative EBP is a synthesis of research literature that significantly impacts retention of professional nurses in the workplace. Based on research evidence, strategies for first line nurse managers to enhance job satisfaction and retention of staff in various healthcare settings are provided. These evidence-based strategies focus on autonomy, recognition, and communication. Methods for measuring process and outcome indicators to evaluate application of the EBP are also included in the protocol. Conclusion: This administrative EBP protocol is a helpful guide for nurse managers who are striving to improve retention of staff.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:12:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:12:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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