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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182922
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Retaining Mature Experienced Nurses: A Multi-Faceted Approach
Author(s):
Hazel, Coletta
Author Details:
Coletta Hazel, RN, MSN, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: chazel@metrohealth.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Background: The impending retirement of older nurses will have a profound impact. Nurses retire for many reasons; hence, retaining older nurses will require a multi-faceted approach. Identification of Major Factors: A series of focus groups, consisting of nurses younger than 30, older than 45, and of nurse managers, were conducted to ascertain nurses' perceptions of the work environment. Four themes emerged. The Worth of Older Nurses encompassed the benefits of retaining older nurses. Generational Issues was a major point of discussion. Potential conflict was raised because of the perks granted to older nurses with greater years of service. Roles for the Aging Nurse reflected actual roles or functions that could be carved out for the aging nurse. Ways to Support Me as the Aging Nurse included suggestions aimed at the systems and processes of care, equipment, environmental enhancements, and physical workload issues. Implementation of Retention Strategies: Multiple strategies have been developed and continue to evolve in response to the identified themes. Strategies include development of carved out roles for aging nurses, environmental and equipment enhancements (e.g., automated patient transfer system in OR/PACU), technology (e.g., communication devices), a retention committee to examine perks and benefits for all generations, education and training of older nurses (e.g., computer applications), and volunteer programs to support nurses. Success of Strategies. Staff nurses have enthusiastically participated in the development of the various strategies. Each strategy is examined for cost-benefit analysis, satisfaction, and return to work rate of retiring nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRetaining Mature Experienced Nurses: A Multi-Faceted Approachen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHazel, Colettaen_US
dc.author.detailsColetta Hazel, RN, MSN, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, email: chazel@metrohealth.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182922-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Background: The impending retirement of older nurses will have a profound impact. Nurses retire for many reasons; hence, retaining older nurses will require a multi-faceted approach. Identification of Major Factors: A series of focus groups, consisting of nurses younger than 30, older than 45, and of nurse managers, were conducted to ascertain nurses' perceptions of the work environment. Four themes emerged. The Worth of Older Nurses encompassed the benefits of retaining older nurses. Generational Issues was a major point of discussion. Potential conflict was raised because of the perks granted to older nurses with greater years of service. Roles for the Aging Nurse reflected actual roles or functions that could be carved out for the aging nurse. Ways to Support Me as the Aging Nurse included suggestions aimed at the systems and processes of care, equipment, environmental enhancements, and physical workload issues. Implementation of Retention Strategies: Multiple strategies have been developed and continue to evolve in response to the identified themes. Strategies include development of carved out roles for aging nurses, environmental and equipment enhancements (e.g., automated patient transfer system in OR/PACU), technology (e.g., communication devices), a retention committee to examine perks and benefits for all generations, education and training of older nurses (e.g., computer applications), and volunteer programs to support nurses. Success of Strategies. Staff nurses have enthusiastically participated in the development of the various strategies. Each strategy is examined for cost-benefit analysis, satisfaction, and return to work rate of retiring nurses.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:46:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:46:08Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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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