BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR THE PROMOTION OF JOB RETENTION AND SATISFACTION FOR NURSES
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AbstractThe purpose of this thesis is to present best practice guidelines to support healthcare systems in promoting job retention and satisfaction for nurse employees. Increased nursing job turnover is a major concern of hospitals across the United States. Review of literature in PubMed and CINAHL was completed utilizing the keywords: nurse retention, personnel retention, and job satisfaction. Best practice guidelines consisting of a conceptual framework, onboarding program, and stay interview method were produced, considering system-wide inclusion of leaders at all levels. The thesis culminated in a hypothetical implementation and evaluation of the three strategies. The proposed best practice guidelines would encourage nurse engagement within the workplace, and increase nurse support offered by leaders and managers, to ultimately promote nurse retention in healthcare facilities.