Mentorship: increasing retention probabilities

Debra Woodard Leners, Vicki W Wilson, Peggy Connor, Joanne Fenton
Journal of Nursing Management 2006, 14 (8): 652-4
Retaining nurses is a significant workforce issue. Experienced nurses in particular are getting harder to retain within hospitals and the discipline at large. One solution to boost retention is to give serious attention to professional socialization activities through contemporary nurse mentorship experiences. The authors contend that contemporary mentoring programmes, targeting developmental quality of life issues of the expert nurse, would appreciably benefit retention programmes within the hospital environment.

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