Nursing continues to face ongoing staffing shortages in many areas, including medical-surgical units.The recently graduated nurse will take a job in a hospital to gain experience only to leave within one year to pursue opportunities elsewhere.This trend disrupts the staffing mix and results in inadequate nurse staffing ratios, ultimately affecting patient care. Negative outcomes have been linked to having inadequate nurse staffing ratios. This article explores residency programs as a strategy to improve retention and length of commitment for new nurses.
Learning Outcome: After completing this continuing nursing education activity the learner will be able to describe strategies that have been identified as providing support to the nursing staff and combating the nursing retention issue. Learning Engagement Activity: After reading this article, respond to the following self-assessment questions:
• Is nurse retention a priority in your organization? • Does your organization have a Nurse Residency or Mentoring program? • What strategies does your organization use to maintain and support nursing staff? • Is your manager or administration actively involved in these strategies?
Contact hours available until 8/31/2020.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article. Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.