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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182263
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Tipping the Culture for Recruitment: Empowering Clinical Nurses
Author(s):
Jost, Sandra
Author Details:
Sandra Jost, RN, MSN, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: josts@uphs.upenn.edu
Abstract:
To improve recruitment of new nurses and address budget constraints in expanding needed recruitment specialists (RSs) at a 704-bed academic Magnet designated academic medical center, a hospital-wide program was launched to engage clinical nurses in recruitment activities. Strategies targeted ways to motivate clinical nurses, increase accountability, enhance professional image, move away from print advertisements, and capitalize on professional networks. Nurses assumed responsibility for attracting nurses at local, regional and national events and participated in designing media promotions and formal interviewing sessions. Appealing media campaigns featured nurses in practice showcasing the sharp edge of care, interprofessional collaboration, workforce and clinical diversity, and state-of-the-art technology. Despite an additional 40 licensed beds, case-mix-index > 2, growth in patient volume, and only 2.5 FTEs for RSs for an institution our size, several indicators captured our impact in sustaining more efficient and cost-effective recruitment. Advertising dollars per successful recruit fell by 35% from FY05 to FY09, yielding 17% more recruits. Declines in turnover occurred in the same periods, 11.9% to 7.2%, respectively. RN vacancy rates dropped from 10.4% FY05 to 3.8% FY09 below the regional average for FY08. Our ability to attract experienced nurses improved between FY06 to FY08 from 209 to 274 respectively. Retention rate also increased from 84.13% in FY06 to 88.6% in FY08 indicating better quality candidates. Shifting responsibilities to practicing nurses for attracting a more qualified and committed workforce result in measurable cost reductions with advertising, and decreases RN vacancies and turnover rates, while allowing more efficient use of RSs.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTipping the Culture for Recruitment: Empowering Clinical Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJost, Sandraen_US
dc.author.detailsSandra Jost, RN, MSN, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: josts@uphs.upenn.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182263-
dc.description.abstractTo improve recruitment of new nurses and address budget constraints in expanding needed recruitment specialists (RSs) at a 704-bed academic Magnet designated academic medical center, a hospital-wide program was launched to engage clinical nurses in recruitment activities. Strategies targeted ways to motivate clinical nurses, increase accountability, enhance professional image, move away from print advertisements, and capitalize on professional networks. Nurses assumed responsibility for attracting nurses at local, regional and national events and participated in designing media promotions and formal interviewing sessions. Appealing media campaigns featured nurses in practice showcasing the sharp edge of care, interprofessional collaboration, workforce and clinical diversity, and state-of-the-art technology. Despite an additional 40 licensed beds, case-mix-index > 2, growth in patient volume, and only 2.5 FTEs for RSs for an institution our size, several indicators captured our impact in sustaining more efficient and cost-effective recruitment. Advertising dollars per successful recruit fell by 35% from FY05 to FY09, yielding 17% more recruits. Declines in turnover occurred in the same periods, 11.9% to 7.2%, respectively. RN vacancy rates dropped from 10.4% FY05 to 3.8% FY09 below the regional average for FY08. Our ability to attract experienced nurses improved between FY06 to FY08 from 209 to 274 respectively. Retention rate also increased from 84.13% in FY06 to 88.6% in FY08 indicating better quality candidates. Shifting responsibilities to practicing nurses for attracting a more qualified and committed workforce result in measurable cost reductions with advertising, and decreases RN vacancies and turnover rates, while allowing more efficient use of RSs.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:16:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:16:27Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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