By Jennifer Thew, RN
March 27, 2019
How does an organization recruit and retain registered nurses with the right skills and work experience to deliver high-quality patient care? It’s certainly not simple. There’s more to building a strong nursing workforce than just filling open positions, and even in organizations with top-notch nurse recruitment programs, research has found there’s no guarantee that nurses will stay put.
The 10-year RN Work Project study found 17% of newly licensed RNs leave their first nursing job within the first year, 33% leave within two years, and 60% leave within eight years.