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It's Nurses Week. Get It?

Too often National Nurses Week is applied as a salve: one week of over-recognition for 51 weeks of under-appreciation. Leaders who "get it" use the week to recognize dedicated professionals who perform a difficult job. They recognize nurses as problem-solving partners.

1 comments on "It's Nurses Week. Get It?"
Kenneth Dion, RN, PhD (5/5/2011 at 11:23 AM)

Although nurse residencies have been shown to decrease turnover among new graduated nurses, they must be considered in the context of cost and work environment. Well developed residency programs can be costly to initiate and maintain. Additionally, initiatives to improve the work environment, such as attaining Magnet Designation, have been shown to decrease turnover in new graduates as well as tenured nursing staff.