Improving Nurse Retention and Healthcare Outcomes

Nurse retention is directly correlated to healthcare outcomes, and nurse turnover has a negative, multidimensional effect on healthcare organizations. Improving Nurse Retention & Healthcare Outcomes will help clinical nurses understand how to elevate nurse retention.

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"The best part about the IMPACT Model is that it shifts the emphasis from a ‘check-the-box’ clinical advancement program to a retention initiative that empowers nurses to grow at the bedside while they improve care for their patients.”

– Teresa (Terry) Anderson, EdD, MSN, NE-BC
Chief Nursing Officer, Nobl Health
CEO and Co-Founder of Oculi Data, LLC

Empowering, engaging, and retaining qualified nurses are critical healthcare priorities.

Why? Nurse retention is directly correlated to healthcare outcomes, and nurse turnover has a negative, multidimensional effect on healthcare organizations.

Turnover affects job satisfaction among clinical nurses, which leads to burnout, making it harder for them to provide safe patient care and achieve overall organizational initiatives. Further, the high costs associated with nurse turnover can have a huge impact on a hospital’s or health system’s profit margin.

Improving Nurse Retention & Healthcare Outcomes will help clinical nurses understand how to elevate their practice as frontline care providers and give executives a new, strategic approach to nurse retention. Authors Judy Thomas and Mellisa Renter outline the IMPACT Model they created to stimulate empowerment and professional growth. In addition to explaining the program, how it works, and what it has achieved, this book provides an implementation path to make an immediate impact on nurse empowerment, engagement, and retention.

ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE SIGMA REPOSITORY

  • Chapter 1: Traditional Nurse Retention Practices
  • Expanded author bios

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Chapter 1: Traditional Nurse Retention Practices
  • Chapter 2: Model Creation
  • Chapter 3: IMPACT Model Overview
  • Chapter 4: Phase 1: Where It All Starts
  • Chapter 5: Phase 2: How It Works
  • Chapter 6: Portfolio Categories and Activities
  • Chapter 7: Phase 3: Presenting, Recognizing, and Celebrating
  • Chapter 8: Program Leadership: The IMPACT Committee
  • Chapter 9: Getting Organizational Buy-In
  • Chapter 10: IMPACT Model and Project Outcomes
  • Chapter 11: Professional Journey: Clinical Nurse
  • Appendix A: Explanation of Activities
  • Appendix B: Forms

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Judy Thomas, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, is the Service Line Director for the Hematology/Oncology & Infusion Center at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a recipient of the Nursing Leadership Award and the DAISY Award.

Mellisa Renter, MSN, RN, CPN, is the Director of Professional Nursing Practice and Magnet Program Director at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a recipient of the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award.