Stop Losing Experienced Nurses
The hospitals that retain experienced nurses are the ones that include targeted benefits such as:
- Phased retirement options
- Flexible work scheduling
- Eldercare benefits
- Transfers to new roles (such as from bedside nursing to clinical mentoring)
- Gain-sharing (compensation based on organizational performance, such as exceeding patient satisfaction or financial performance targets
The RWJF project is still ongoing and gathering data, but its results so far have shown that hospitals committed to managing and developing talent are the hospitals where nurses want to work.
Rebecca Hendren is a senior managing editor at HCPro, Inc. in Danvers, MA. She edits www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com and manages The Leaders' Lounge blog for nurse managers. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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