Leadership and Its Effects on RN Recruitment and Retention: A Case Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/620416
Title:
Leadership and Its Effects on RN Recruitment and Retention: A Case Study
Author(s):
Benjamin-Wilson, Tanya Marie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Tanya Marie Benjamin-Wilson, RN, APHN-BC, CHES, tbenjaminwilson@gsu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, September 19, 2016: Abstract  Leadership can have an effect on the RN recruitment and retention efforts of healthcare facilities.  Good leadership can have positive effects on RN recruitment and retention.  However, bad leadership can severely affect the amount of staff nurses available to provide care to individuals at the bedside.  A behavioral health hospital in Georgia experienced adverse effects in relation to RN recruitment and retention based upon current leadership practices.  After a series of interviews with randomly-selected staff nurses from the facility between October and November of 2015, it was discovered that problems related to nursing leadership had an adverse impact on recruitment and retention efforts.  Issues identified from the staff nurse interviews included “poor leadership” which was described as “poor organization/chaos” (personal communication, October 2-27, 2015).  In addition, the nurses felt that there was a “lack of good communication between nurse managers and nurses” (personal communication, October 2-27, 2015).  The nurse interviews revealed both advantages and disadvantages of working at the hospital.  As a result, the disadvantages were in excess of the advantages, and many nurses cited the disadvantages (i.e., low pay, insufficient staffing, mandatory holdover policy, disrespect from nurse managers, etc.) as reasons for possibly seeking other employment in the near future.  Strategies to improve RN recruitment and retention were presented to hospital nursing leadership (i.e., nurse executives) based upon a literature review.  The negative effects of nursing turnover (i.e., decreased quality of patient care and satisfaction, lower organizational productivity, increased costs, etc.) was presented to the hospital nurse administrators (Li & Jones, 2013).  Suggested strategies based upon the literature included elimination of the mandatory holdover policy, the creation of a New Nurse Fellowship Program and Nurse Managers Academy, and the adaptation of a transformational leadership approach by nursing administration (American Nurses Association, 2015; Kooker & Kamikawa, 2010; Rivers et al., 2011).  Keywords: nursing leadership, nurse retention, nurse recruitment
Keywords:
nursing leadership; nurse retention; nurse recruitment
Repository Posting Date:
16-Sep-2016
Date of Publication:
16-Sep-2016
Other Identifiers:
LEAD16PST106
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Leadership Connection 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleLeadership and Its Effects on RN Recruitment and Retention: A Case Studyen
dc.contributor.authorBenjamin-Wilson, Tanya Marieen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsTanya Marie Benjamin-Wilson, RN, APHN-BC, CHES, tbenjaminwilson@gsu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/620416-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, September 19, 2016: Abstract  Leadership can have an effect on the RN recruitment and retention efforts of healthcare facilities.  Good leadership can have positive effects on RN recruitment and retention.  However, bad leadership can severely affect the amount of staff nurses available to provide care to individuals at the bedside.  A behavioral health hospital in Georgia experienced adverse effects in relation to RN recruitment and retention based upon current leadership practices.  After a series of interviews with randomly-selected staff nurses from the facility between October and November of 2015, it was discovered that problems related to nursing leadership had an adverse impact on recruitment and retention efforts.  Issues identified from the staff nurse interviews included “poor leadership” which was described as “poor organization/chaos” (personal communication, October 2-27, 2015).  In addition, the nurses felt that there was a “lack of good communication between nurse managers and nurses” (personal communication, October 2-27, 2015).  The nurse interviews revealed both advantages and disadvantages of working at the hospital.  As a result, the disadvantages were in excess of the advantages, and many nurses cited the disadvantages (i.e., low pay, insufficient staffing, mandatory holdover policy, disrespect from nurse managers, etc.) as reasons for possibly seeking other employment in the near future.  Strategies to improve RN recruitment and retention were presented to hospital nursing leadership (i.e., nurse executives) based upon a literature review.  The negative effects of nursing turnover (i.e., decreased quality of patient care and satisfaction, lower organizational productivity, increased costs, etc.) was presented to the hospital nurse administrators (Li & Jones, 2013).  Suggested strategies based upon the literature included elimination of the mandatory holdover policy, the creation of a New Nurse Fellowship Program and Nurse Managers Academy, and the adaptation of a transformational leadership approach by nursing administration (American Nurses Association, 2015; Kooker & Kamikawa, 2010; Rivers et al., 2011).  Keywords: nursing leadership, nurse retention, nurse recruitmenten
dc.subjectnursing leadershipen
dc.subjectnurse retentionen
dc.subjectnurse recruitmenten
dc.date.available2016-09-16T14:25:51Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-16-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-16T14:25:51Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Connection 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
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