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Journal for Nurses in Staff Development - JNSD:
doi: 10.1097/01.NND.0000320652.80178.40
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Mentoring: The Retention Factor in the Acute Care Setting

Funderburk, Amy E. MSN, RN, CNA

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Abstract

The most difficult time to retain staff nurses can be the first year after hire. Because of the high costs of recruitment and orientation, retention of these new employees is essential. Mentoring is a viable retention tool for the new employee and for existing experienced nurses. Mentoring also provides professional growth benefits that appeal to existing employees and increase their job enjoyment and satisfaction.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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