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The Case for Focusing on Millennial Retention

Koppel, Jenna BA; Deline, Marisa MA; Virkstis, Katherine ND

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: July/August 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 7/8 - p 361–363
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000495
Departments: Spotlight on Engagement

A concern for nurse leaders is rapid turnover of engaged, early-tenure millennial nurses. In this 1st article in a 2-part series, the authors describe why leaders should supplement their organization’s current investments in engagement with retention strategies targeted at millennial nurses.

Author Affiliations: Consultant (Ms Koppel), Practice Manager (Ms Deline), and Managing Director (Dr Virkstis), Nursing Executive Center, Advisory Board, Washington, DC.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Koppel, Advisory Board, 2445 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037 (

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