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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182770
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
AARP Wants You and So Do We: Retaining Mature Nurses in Direct Care
Author(s):
Capuano, Terry; Sebastian, Mary; Geist, Virginia
Author Details:
Terry Capuano, MSN, MBA, CNA, BC, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Terry.Capuano@lvh.com; Mary Sebastian, MSN, RN, CNAA, BC; Virginia Geist, RN
Abstract:
Concurrent Podium Presentation: Recognizing that 10% of the RN workforce within an academic community hospital was 52 years of age or older, leadership desired to proactively develop a workforce plan to retain this population and eventually, assist transition into retirement. This presentation will share details of the survey methodology to assess the critical issues that may attract or detract from the mature RN's interest and ability to remain a direct care-giver, the resultant findings, and actions implemented to address the nurses' recommendations. Introduction: The American Nurses Association, other nursing organizations and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have identified maturing of the Registered Nurse (RN) workforce as a major issue. It is anticipated this maturation will produce a nursing shortage that will have a major impact on the profession and health care delivery. Opportunity: Approximately 10 percent (182) of the RN workforce within an academic community hospital was identified as 52 years of age or older ("mature nurses"). Recognizing this statistic, leadership desired to proactively develop a workforce plan to retain this population and eventually, assist transition into retirement. Strategy -- An Advisory Task Force was formed that included six direct care mature nurses and a recently retired nurse. Working with an external researcher, the group designed a survey methodology to assess the critical issues that may attract or detract from the mature RN's interest and ability to remain a direct care-giver. The intent was to develop initiatives to improve retention of this population. Outcome: Fifty-one mature nurses were interviewed using open- and close-ended questions to discover issues that could potentially impact the decision to retire. The Task Force then grouped the more than 30 recommendations within five themes and is currently coordinating assessment and, as appropriate, implementation of each recommendation. Implications: This presentation will share details of the survey methodology and actions completed or underway to address recommendations. Attendees can replicate the study to discover their own demographics - recommendations and/or consider the actions of this organization for implementation within their own setting. References: 1) Mion LC. Hazel C. Cap M. Fusilero J. Podmore ML. Szweda C. Retaining and recruiting mature experienced nurses: a multicomponent organizational strategy. [Journal Article. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't] Journal of Nursing Administration. 36(3):148-54, 2006 Mar. 2) Hatcher BJ. Bleich MR. Connolly C. Davis K. O'Neill Hewlett P. Hill KS. Retaining older nurses in bedside practice. [Journal Article. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't] Nurse Educator. 31(5):206, 2006 Sep-Oct. 3) Sherrod D. Strategies for retaining older nurses. [Journal Article] Nursing Management. 37(10):12, 14, 2006 Oct.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAARP Wants You and So Do We: Retaining Mature Nurses in Direct Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCapuano, Terryen_US
dc.contributor.authorSebastian, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorGeist, Virginiaen_US
dc.author.detailsTerry Capuano, MSN, MBA, CNA, BC, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Terry.Capuano@lvh.com; Mary Sebastian, MSN, RN, CNAA, BC; Virginia Geist, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182770-
dc.description.abstractConcurrent Podium Presentation: Recognizing that 10% of the RN workforce within an academic community hospital was 52 years of age or older, leadership desired to proactively develop a workforce plan to retain this population and eventually, assist transition into retirement. This presentation will share details of the survey methodology to assess the critical issues that may attract or detract from the mature RN's interest and ability to remain a direct care-giver, the resultant findings, and actions implemented to address the nurses' recommendations. Introduction: The American Nurses Association, other nursing organizations and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have identified maturing of the Registered Nurse (RN) workforce as a major issue. It is anticipated this maturation will produce a nursing shortage that will have a major impact on the profession and health care delivery. Opportunity: Approximately 10 percent (182) of the RN workforce within an academic community hospital was identified as 52 years of age or older ("mature nurses"). Recognizing this statistic, leadership desired to proactively develop a workforce plan to retain this population and eventually, assist transition into retirement. Strategy -- An Advisory Task Force was formed that included six direct care mature nurses and a recently retired nurse. Working with an external researcher, the group designed a survey methodology to assess the critical issues that may attract or detract from the mature RN's interest and ability to remain a direct care-giver. The intent was to develop initiatives to improve retention of this population. Outcome: Fifty-one mature nurses were interviewed using open- and close-ended questions to discover issues that could potentially impact the decision to retire. The Task Force then grouped the more than 30 recommendations within five themes and is currently coordinating assessment and, as appropriate, implementation of each recommendation. Implications: This presentation will share details of the survey methodology and actions completed or underway to address recommendations. Attendees can replicate the study to discover their own demographics - recommendations and/or consider the actions of this organization for implementation within their own setting. References: 1) Mion LC. Hazel C. Cap M. Fusilero J. Podmore ML. Szweda C. Retaining and recruiting mature experienced nurses: a multicomponent organizational strategy. [Journal Article. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't] Journal of Nursing Administration. 36(3):148-54, 2006 Mar. 2) Hatcher BJ. Bleich MR. Connolly C. Davis K. O'Neill Hewlett P. Hill KS. Retaining older nurses in bedside practice. [Journal Article. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't] Nurse Educator. 31(5):206, 2006 Sep-Oct. 3) Sherrod D. Strategies for retaining older nurses. [Journal Article] Nursing Management. 37(10):12, 14, 2006 Oct.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:39:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:39:20Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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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