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Recognition: A Key Retention Strategy for the Mature Nurse

Bryant-Hampton, Linda MSN, RN, CPN; Walton, Ann Marie MPH, RN, OCN, CHES; Carroll, Tracy BSN, RN, PCCN; Strickler, Laura BSN, RN, BC

Journal of Nursing Administration: March 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 3 - pp 121-123
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181d04137
Articles

Recognition of staff can be one of the easiest, cost-effective strategies to retain experienced mature nursing staff. The authors discuss the Senior and Generational Excellence initiative that identifies strategies and brings attention to the unique skills and needs of mature professional nurses.

Authors' Affiliation: Clinical Nurse Education Specialist, Children's Services (Ms Bryant-Hampton), Clinical Nurse IV, Oncology Services (Ms Walton), Clinical Nurse IV, Center for Heart & Vascular Care (Ms Carroll), and Clinical Nurse III, Psychiatry (Ms Strickler), University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill.

Corresponding author: Ms Bryant-Hampton, University of North Carolina Health Care, 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (lbryant@unch.unc.edu).

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