The Positive Effects of a "Grow Your Own" Professional Development Program on Recruitment and Retention of Emergency Department Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182870
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Positive Effects of a "Grow Your Own" Professional Development Program on Recruitment and Retention of Emergency Department Nurses
Author(s):
Moran, Judith; Milanese, Janet; Lahey, Barbara
Author Details:
Judith Moran, RN, DNSc, CNA, BC, Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York, USA, email: jmoran@hunthosp.org; Janet Milanese, RN, MS, ANP, CNA, BC; Barbara Lahey, RN, BSN, BC
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: The recruitment and retention of competent professional nurses is the cornerstone of Magnet-designated hospitals. In 2002, our Emergency Department (ED) experienced high vacancy and turnover rates. Staff satisfaction and morale was low. Using agency nurses created a financial burden and contributed to an unstable environment. Faced with these daunting facts, the Chief Nurse Executive empowered her nursing staff to develop strategies to facilitate the recruitment and retention of competent professional nurses in the ED. The first step was to assist the direct care nurses in the ED to form a "transformational change task force". The "Grow Your Own" program was one of their initiatives. To implement the required changes, the organizational structure and management style was modified. As a result, the ED leadership reported directly to the Chief Nurse Executive. Other strategies were: recruiting a Master's-prepared ED nurse educator; a mentoring program for the ED nurses; and Assistant Nurse Managers to serve as resources. Between 2004 and 2006, the "Grow Your Own" program decreased the ED RN vacancy rate from 23.7% to 4.9%, turnover rate from 23.1% to 5.7%, and eliminated agency nurses in the ED. Total annual cost savings was over $1,000,000. Nursing's image in the ED was enhanced as indicated by improved patient and staff satisfaction scores. Staff-driven initiatives provided ED nurses the autonomy to apply evidence-based nursing practices aimed at improving the quality of patient care outcomes. References: Bassi, S., & Polifroni, E. (2005). Learning communities: The link to recruitment and retention. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 21(3), 103-109. Force, M. (2005). The relationship between effective nurse managers and nursing retention. Journal of Nursing Administration, 35(7-8), 336-341.
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.titleThe Positive Effects of a "Grow Your Own" Professional Development Program on Recruitment and Retention of Emergency Department Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.authorMilanese, Janeten_US
dc.contributor.authorLahey, Barbaraen_US
dc.author.detailsJudith Moran, RN, DNSc, CNA, BC, Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York, USA, email: jmoran@hunthosp.org; Janet Milanese, RN, MS, ANP, CNA, BC; Barbara Lahey, RN, BSN, BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182870-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: The recruitment and retention of competent professional nurses is the cornerstone of Magnet-designated hospitals. In 2002, our Emergency Department (ED) experienced high vacancy and turnover rates. Staff satisfaction and morale was low. Using agency nurses created a financial burden and contributed to an unstable environment. Faced with these daunting facts, the Chief Nurse Executive empowered her nursing staff to develop strategies to facilitate the recruitment and retention of competent professional nurses in the ED. The first step was to assist the direct care nurses in the ED to form a "transformational change task force". The "Grow Your Own" program was one of their initiatives. To implement the required changes, the organizational structure and management style was modified. As a result, the ED leadership reported directly to the Chief Nurse Executive. Other strategies were: recruiting a Master's-prepared ED nurse educator; a mentoring program for the ED nurses; and Assistant Nurse Managers to serve as resources. Between 2004 and 2006, the "Grow Your Own" program decreased the ED RN vacancy rate from 23.7% to 4.9%, turnover rate from 23.1% to 5.7%, and eliminated agency nurses in the ED. Total annual cost savings was over $1,000,000. Nursing's image in the ED was enhanced as indicated by improved patient and staff satisfaction scores. Staff-driven initiatives provided ED nurses the autonomy to apply evidence-based nursing practices aimed at improving the quality of patient care outcomes. References: Bassi, S., & Polifroni, E. (2005). Learning communities: The link to recruitment and retention. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 21(3), 103-109. Force, M. (2005). The relationship between effective nurse managers and nursing retention. Journal of Nursing Administration, 35(7-8), 336-341.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:43:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:43:48Z-
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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