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Want to Keep Nurses at the Bedside? Here’s How

HealthLeaders Media
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.