Enhancing Staff Nurse Retention by 100% in Neuroscience Unit

  • 2017

Enhancing Staff Nurse Retention by 100% in Neuroscience Unit

Author:
Marawiya Julkiply
Abstract:

Enhancing nurse retention is critical in healthcare and every nursing organization. There is justifiable evidence that supports the reference that nurse turnover is costly, and there is the obvious effect linked with turnover, such as the costs of advertising, recruiting, retraining of new staff, and dependence on expensive agency and traveling nurses, also the hidden costs of lost produgtivity and organizational knowledge. The retention of experienced nurses would help to alleviate the shortage, promote the transfer of knowledge, and provide better quality of care to patients. Programs that address the retention of experienced nurses, need to recognize when to implement measures to decrease the nursing shortage, and should address the outcome on the quality of care. Nurse executives and leaders working in healthcare could also impact the nursing shortage by promoting and supporting interventions, such as unit level nursing practice models, teamwork culture, social networking, and mentoring all of which helps increase job satisfaction and retention. Management teaching and coaching helps promote the retention of staff directly associated with actual staff turnover. Clinical nurses need to participate in similar programs that engage in the organization to help increase retention. A clinical ladder program can foster professional growth and skill development, recognize clinical excellence, promote quality of care, provide monetary compensation for advancement, encourage personal responsibility for individual career development, involvement by more nurses in the unit and or hospital activities, improve staff satisfaction, and decreases turnover.