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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182737
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Magnifying Strategies to Retain Wisdom Workers in the Nursing Workforce
Author(s):
Fanning, Mary; Falconi, Deborah
Author Details:
Mary Fanning, RN, MSN, CNAA, BC, West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, email: fanningm@wvuh.com; Deborah Falconi, RN, MSN, OCN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Given the projections of the nursing shortage, hospitals must not only develop creative strategies to recruit nurses but more importantly retain workers in the healthcare industry. "Among the baby boomers aged 55 and over are healthy and vibrant retirees or soon-to-be retirees, with a robust 10 to 30 years of additional life expectancy" (1). Two nurse leaders lead a comprehensive project to address the recruitment and retention of aging nurses in the nursing workforce in their region. This research utilization project provided a comprehensive review of the literature to identify best practices in retaining older workers in the workforce, prioritized those practices that would be applicable to the nursing workforce and developed a proposal to implement strategies to retain wisdom workers in the nursing workforce in the region. In addition, the research utilization project profiled the nursing workforce at the researchers' institution, with focus on age, work related injuries, change in FTE status, change in shift assignment, interdepartmental transfers, future career opportunities and retirement plans. Qualitative data was obtained through focus groups with nurses currently working in the institution and the community to identify recruitment strategies to attract older and/or retired nurses back to the workforce and retain wisdom workers in nursing. An online "Mature Nurse Retention Survey" (2) was conducted to contribute to the national data base to address the aging nursing workforce. Finally, the researchers benchmarked strategies with non-healthcare industries to obtain further recruitment and retention ideas for the wisdom worker. A comprehensive cost/benefit analysis was provided to senior management of recommended best practices to retain wisdom workers in the nursing workforce at the institution. These recommendations were a synopsis of the literature review, institution workforce profile and data obtained through focus groups and the online survey. REFERENCES: (1) Wisdom at Work, June 2006, RWJ Foundation (2) National "Mature Nurse Retention Survey" Survey developed by Dennis Sherrod, RN, EdD (Inaugural Forsyth Medical Center Endowed Chair for Recruitment and Retention at Winston-Salem State University).
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMagnifying Strategies to Retain Wisdom Workers in the Nursing Workforceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFanning, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorFalconi, Deborahen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Fanning, RN, MSN, CNAA, BC, West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, email: fanningm@wvuh.com; Deborah Falconi, RN, MSN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182737-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Given the projections of the nursing shortage, hospitals must not only develop creative strategies to recruit nurses but more importantly retain workers in the healthcare industry. "Among the baby boomers aged 55 and over are healthy and vibrant retirees or soon-to-be retirees, with a robust 10 to 30 years of additional life expectancy" (1). Two nurse leaders lead a comprehensive project to address the recruitment and retention of aging nurses in the nursing workforce in their region. This research utilization project provided a comprehensive review of the literature to identify best practices in retaining older workers in the workforce, prioritized those practices that would be applicable to the nursing workforce and developed a proposal to implement strategies to retain wisdom workers in the nursing workforce in the region. In addition, the research utilization project profiled the nursing workforce at the researchers' institution, with focus on age, work related injuries, change in FTE status, change in shift assignment, interdepartmental transfers, future career opportunities and retirement plans. Qualitative data was obtained through focus groups with nurses currently working in the institution and the community to identify recruitment strategies to attract older and/or retired nurses back to the workforce and retain wisdom workers in nursing. An online "Mature Nurse Retention Survey" (2) was conducted to contribute to the national data base to address the aging nursing workforce. Finally, the researchers benchmarked strategies with non-healthcare industries to obtain further recruitment and retention ideas for the wisdom worker. A comprehensive cost/benefit analysis was provided to senior management of recommended best practices to retain wisdom workers in the nursing workforce at the institution. These recommendations were a synopsis of the literature review, institution workforce profile and data obtained through focus groups and the online survey. REFERENCES: (1) Wisdom at Work, June 2006, RWJ Foundation (2) National "Mature Nurse Retention Survey" Survey developed by Dennis Sherrod, RN, EdD (Inaugural Forsyth Medical Center Endowed Chair for Recruitment and Retention at Winston-Salem State University).en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:37:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:37:53Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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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