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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182455
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Successful Journey to RN Retention on Medical-Surgical Nursing Units
Author(s):
Davis, Janet
Author Details:
Janet Davis, RN, MS, NE-BC, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: jdavis@tgh.org
Abstract:
Background: Internal and external competition for Registered Nurse (RN) candidates can be a daunting task in Medical-Surgical Nursing. A Medical-Surgical Division at a large teaching hospital developed and implemented a strategic plan to retain RNs. The division encompasses ten clinical units and 360 RN FTEs. Methods: A strategic planning session was conducted to develop goals, objectives and strategies related to RN retention. It began with a review of current literature, NDNQI RN satisfaction scores, focus group results and a survey of new and experienced nurses. A dashboard of indicators was developed to monitor the progress of the implementation. Ten major goals and a multitude of strategies were developed. Key elements included: student experiences, orientation, unit leadership structure, assessment of hours per patient day, healthy work environments, changes in the nurse manager practice, and recognition programs. Results: Eighteen months after development and implementation, the unit based RN vacancy rate decreased from 26% to 12%. The worked hours vacancy rate (including pool, rotation nurses and supplemental staffing) decreased from 19 to 11%. The annual turnover rate (term only) decreased from 27% to 19%. In addition, marked improvements were noted in NDNQI RN Satisfaction Scores in the majority of categories and improved the Job Enjoyment Scale Scores (T-scores) from 50 to 55. Conclusion: A comprehensive strategic plan with a corresponding dashboard is a valuable tool to develop and implement strategies to retain nurses. This process is repeated annually to update our strategic plan and monitor the progress of our successful journey.
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.titleA Successful Journey to RN Retention on Medical-Surgical Nursing Unitsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Janeten_US
dc.author.detailsJanet Davis, RN, MS, NE-BC, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: jdavis@tgh.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182455-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Internal and external competition for Registered Nurse (RN) candidates can be a daunting task in Medical-Surgical Nursing. A Medical-Surgical Division at a large teaching hospital developed and implemented a strategic plan to retain RNs. The division encompasses ten clinical units and 360 RN FTEs. Methods: A strategic planning session was conducted to develop goals, objectives and strategies related to RN retention. It began with a review of current literature, NDNQI RN satisfaction scores, focus group results and a survey of new and experienced nurses. A dashboard of indicators was developed to monitor the progress of the implementation. Ten major goals and a multitude of strategies were developed. Key elements included: student experiences, orientation, unit leadership structure, assessment of hours per patient day, healthy work environments, changes in the nurse manager practice, and recognition programs. Results: Eighteen months after development and implementation, the unit based RN vacancy rate decreased from 26% to 12%. The worked hours vacancy rate (including pool, rotation nurses and supplemental staffing) decreased from 19 to 11%. The annual turnover rate (term only) decreased from 27% to 19%. In addition, marked improvements were noted in NDNQI RN Satisfaction Scores in the majority of categories and improved the Job Enjoyment Scale Scores (T-scores) from 50 to 55. Conclusion: A comprehensive strategic plan with a corresponding dashboard is a valuable tool to develop and implement strategies to retain nurses. This process is repeated annually to update our strategic plan and monitor the progress of our successful journey.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:25:00Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:25:00Z-
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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