Turnover rates for nursing assistants (NAs) cause considerable financial cost to healthcare organizations and negatively impact the quality of care and patient satisfaction. In 1 organization, a task force was created to focus on NA recruitment and retention. The task force evolved into a committee consisting of NAs representing all inpatient settings, a nursing director and manager, and human resources. Recruitment and retention were evaluated, and collaborative strategies were initiated for improvement in recruiting and retention of the current NA workforce.
Authors Affiliation: Manager (Dr Gion), Radiology Nursing, and Director (Dr Abitz), Surgical and Psychiatric Nursing, UW Health, Madison, Wisconsin.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Gion, UW Health, 600 Highland Ave, E3/336, Madison, WI 53792 (firstname.lastname@example.org).