The rate of turnover for bedside nurses in 2013 ranged from 4.4 to 44.6% (American Nurses Association, 2013). Nurse retention focuses on keeping nurses in the organization and preventing turnover. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the significance of recruitment and retention of nurses, review the literature, and explore how recruitment and retention apply to nursing. Significance of Recruitment and Retention “In 2010, the US Department of Labor Statistics (DLS) projected a 22 percent increase in the demand for RNs or 581,500 new jobs by 2018, to total a projected 1,039,000 jobs needed to be filled by 2018” (Cottingham, DiBartolo, Battistoni, and Brown, 2011, p. 250). It is imperative that strategies be implemented to improve the recruitment of nurses to meet the needs.
One of the debates that evolved from the push for bachelor prepared nurses at the entry level involves patient outcomes in a critical setting. According to (EDUCATION LEVEL) their research has found that hospitals with more BSN nurses have lower levels of surgical patient mortalities. Hospitals that have 10% more nurses with bachelors degrees had a decrease of 5% in patient mortalities 30 days after a... ... middle of paper ... ...Research has shown nurses who have Bachelors degrees have better patient outcomes with decreased mortality rates and failure to rescue outcomes and they also have better career outlooks. It is for these reasons and the future of nursing as a profession that the field cannot afford another sixty years to decide how it wants to be viewed. The hospital system has demanded vastly superior and complex work by nurses then many years ago and it would be a disservice to nurses everywhere to hold the field back from professional status.
I think it be a fun job to have and learn a lot of different things. The BLS reports that Median salary for a registered nurse was $65,470 in 2012. The best paid 10 percent of Rns made more than $94,720, while the bottom 10 percent earned less than $45,040. Normally Registered Nurse’s make a year is about the lowest ten percentile in the field earns on the average of $45,040, while the top ten percentile makes $94,720 annually. The Registered Nurses with the highest salaries are those that have extensive experience in the field for 20 or more years.
So the question is, what is the best educational preparation for nurses entering the world of healthcare today? The opinion in this paper is that the baccalaureate level is the best preparation for nurses entering the healthcare field. A study was done that compared the education levels of nurses who worked in a hospital surgical setting and the number of deaths of patients in that hospital. The study found that there was a correlation between the education level of the nurses and the number of deaths. The study also found that hospitals who had more nurses that were educated at the baccalaureate level or higher, had fewer surgical patients that died and lower failure-to-rescue rates.
Randle (2010), believes by providing health education materials to diabetic patients, encourage these patients to change their lifestyles then the desired outcome would be increased health and wellness with a lasting effect versus the quick fix of medications alone. Education (A profession has a training or educational period) Unlike other healthcare professionals, a degree in nursing has several types of entry levels leading to licensure. There are three main types of educational tracts that one may take to receive a license to practice nursing, diploma program,... ... middle of paper ... ...2009). Nurse manager support: how do staff nurses define it?... article 7 in a series of 8.
As the reimbursement system for hospitals today emphasizes quality outcomes, this has an increase in the importance of the nurse’s role in patient care (Frith, Anderson, Tseng, & Fong, 2012). The quality of care is effected when there are higher RN-to-patient ratios. Mortality rates can be decreased by 50% or more when there is a lower RN-to-patient ratio. The morale of nursing staff and the hospital’s reputation are effected when there is a large nurse turnover and poor patient outcomes (Martin, 2015; Knudson, 2013). Having adequate nurse staffing levels saves lives (Martin, 2015).
As a result, “if the proportion of nurses with high burnout could be reduced by 10% from an average of 30%, some 4,160 infections would be prevented in Pennsylvania hospitals, leading to an estimated cost savings of $41 million” (Cimiotti et al., 2012). It was found that nurse burnout, patient load, and the number of HAIs are all correlating factors in patient infection rate. “Our findings confirm an association between nurse staffing and health care associated infection rates, with fewer infections seen in hospitals in which nurses ... ... middle of paper ... ...elop advanced knowledge of infection control practices and be able to identify key risk factors in preventing HAIs. Conclusion HAI rates, nurse staffing, length of patient stay, and patient outcomes need to be evaluated in a collaborative manner. Nurses play a vital role within the health care system, and the effects of nurse staffing on patient stay, outcomes, and HAIs is a critical element in health care needing immediate attention.
One benefit in becoming nurse is having the ability to advance into a high position such as a pediatric nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, and many other positions. Depending on your specialty, a nurse’s wage could range from 65,000 to 98,000 yearly depending on the levels of education. Nursing is a profession filled with limited professional and personal rewards, and one of the most flexible professions. The Occupational Handbook, states these “levels of pay for different categories”. For instance, Nurses who work for the Government compensate at 72,100, Hospitals, state, local and private pay up to 69,510, home health care services 63,840, Offices of physicians 60,820, Nursing and residential care facilities 60,370.
Statistics show that business schools in 2010 extended offers to nearly half of all applicants, an... ... middle of paper ... ...ajor. In order to start planning for one’s desired field of study, a student must know ahead of time what he or she needs to do in order to match all the qualifications for that major. Works Cited Busnaina, Ibrahim. "Pros and Cons of Applying to Foreign Medical Schools." US News Education.
To field the satisfaction rates of the nurses, they were to complete a survey with rating scale style questions in which the nurses were to rate their answers from a 1-4 with 1 being very dissatisfied, to a 4 being very satisfied. Next, they used data based on patients’ assessment of their care during various length of stays at the hospital found on the Hospital Compare section of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website. They found that nurses who worked longer hours had a significantly increased risk of experiencing one of the three nursing outcomes, the chance of experiencing burnout and job dissatisfaction were “two and a half times higher for nurses who worked longer shifts than for nurses who worked shifts of 8–9 hours” (Aiken et al 2013), and based on data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey, the length of a nurse’s shift length strongly correlated with patient