Confronting the Workforce Tsunami: Nonnegotiable Tactics to Reverse the Exodus of RNs : JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration

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Confronting the Workforce Tsunami

Nonnegotiable Tactics to Reverse the Exodus of RNs

Boston-Fleischhauer, Carol JD, MS, RN

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JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration 52(1):p 1-3, January 2022. | DOI: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000001093

Abstract

The sobering facts are clear: hospitals and health systems are facing a severe nursing shortage, with safe inpatient staffing approaching near-crisis levels. Safely staffing inpatient care is challenging. Stopping the exodus of nurses from acute care must be prioritized by the entire C-suite, with the chief nurse executive at the center of all decisions. Beyond aggressive retention strategies, different in-kind solutions to address the practice environment are nonnegotiable and help address nursing concerns about continued hospital employment.

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