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Entice, engage, endure: adapting evidence-based retention strategies to a new generation of nurses

Authors Broom C

Published 7 July 2010 Volume 2010:2 Pages 49—60


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Catherine Broom

Catherine Broom Consulting LLC, Lake Forest Park, WA, USA

Abstract: Across the globe, the prolonged and expanding nursing shortage threatens dire consequences unless health care leaders can develop successful strategies to entice and engage a new generation of nurses. Over the past 3 decades investigational work regarding workforce attributes and the impact of organizational structures and processes has helped define professional nursing environments that successfully attract, satisfy, and therefore retain professional nurses. An emerging body of literature provides insight into millennial generation nurses. This article aligns attributes of these young nurses with evidence-based strategies designed to enhance satisfaction and retention.

Keywords: millennials, workforce, retention, strategies, Magnet®

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