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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182781
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
You Had Me at Hello! Improving Retention of Medical-Surgical RNs
Author(s):
Crabtree, Tricia
Author Details:
Tricia Crabtree, RN, BSN, MHA, CAN, Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, email: tcrabtree@sjha.org
Abstract:
Concurrent Podium Presentation: Most hospital leaders agree that medical-surgical nursing is one of the toughest jobs in healthcare. High patient acuity, diverse patient populations, and challenging patient assignments create cultures which quickly drive out young nurses within a year or two of starting their career. In addition, medical-surgical nurses are expected to possess broad knowledge, skills, and expertise. The retention of medical-surgical RNs must play a key role as leaders rush to address the issues of work environment, staffing resources, and patient workload for this group of nurses. This presentation consists of a case study of one 24-bed medical-surgical unit in a Magnet hospital that has generated a number of quotable statistics. Currently, only 7% of the nurses have been there less than one year, while over half have been there more than five years. Further, on the 2005 NDNQI Nurse Satisfaction survey, this medical-surgical unit scores were in the top quartile or upper confidence level on every single question associated with job satisfaction and quality of care. Additionally, on three consecutive annual satisfaction surveys, these medical-surgical staff nurses report high satisfaction with the unit, hospital, leadership, salaries and benefits. What makes them stay, and why are they so happy? Leaders of this medical-surgical unit will present historical and current strategies designed to keep the nurses engaged, challenged and satisfied with their jobs and work environment. A number of recruitment and retention solutions related to the professional practice model long active in this hospital will be discussed as well.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleYou Had Me at Hello! Improving Retention of Medical-Surgical RNsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrabtree, Triciaen_US
dc.author.detailsTricia Crabtree, RN, BSN, MHA, CAN, Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, email: tcrabtree@sjha.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182781-
dc.description.abstractConcurrent Podium Presentation: Most hospital leaders agree that medical-surgical nursing is one of the toughest jobs in healthcare. High patient acuity, diverse patient populations, and challenging patient assignments create cultures which quickly drive out young nurses within a year or two of starting their career. In addition, medical-surgical nurses are expected to possess broad knowledge, skills, and expertise. The retention of medical-surgical RNs must play a key role as leaders rush to address the issues of work environment, staffing resources, and patient workload for this group of nurses. This presentation consists of a case study of one 24-bed medical-surgical unit in a Magnet hospital that has generated a number of quotable statistics. Currently, only 7% of the nurses have been there less than one year, while over half have been there more than five years. Further, on the 2005 NDNQI Nurse Satisfaction survey, this medical-surgical unit scores were in the top quartile or upper confidence level on every single question associated with job satisfaction and quality of care. Additionally, on three consecutive annual satisfaction surveys, these medical-surgical staff nurses report high satisfaction with the unit, hospital, leadership, salaries and benefits. What makes them stay, and why are they so happy? Leaders of this medical-surgical unit will present historical and current strategies designed to keep the nurses engaged, challenged and satisfied with their jobs and work environment. A number of recruitment and retention solutions related to the professional practice model long active in this hospital will be discussed as well.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:39:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:39:49Z-
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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