Nurse Retention and Nurse Recruitment

Most nurses didn’t choose their careers because of the great hours, pay, and working conditions! LeAnn reminds them why they entered the profession – and why they stay. She is an expert in nurse retention and nurse recruitment who works with CNO’s and healthcare executives to attract and keep the great nurses who positively impact patient care.

Author of "Chicken Soup for the Nurses Soul books by LeAnn Thieman

By sharing Chicken Soup stories, and those from her own 30 years of nursing, LeAnn encourages, uplifts and honors nurses and champions their daily contributions and sacrifices. By encouraging them to balance their lives, she offers nurses a “care plan” to care for themselves as they care for others. With love and humor, LeAnn re-energizes them with hope, health, and healing during these challenging times, inspiring them to continue their compassionate service. It’s estimated to cost $50,000 to recruit and train a new nurse. LeAnn’s presentation increases retention – and costs less than most sign-on bonuses! When she spoke to graduating nurses at a hospital recruitment event, over 50 percent signed up that day!


Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, Second Dose
or “I Didn’t Even Stop to Go to the Bathroom!”

Most nurses didn’t choose their careers because of the great hours, pay, and working conditions! LeAnn reminds them why they entered the profession – and why they stay, positively impacting nurse retention and nurse recruitment. By sharing Chicken Soup stories, and those from her own 30 years of nursing, LeAnn encourages, uplifts and honors nurses and champions their daily contributions and sacrifices. By encouraging them to balance their lives, she offers nurses a “care plan” to care for themselves as they care for others. With love and humor, LeAnn re-energizes them with hope, health, and healing during these challenging times, inspiring them to continue their compassionate service. It’s estimated to cost $50,000 to recruit and train a new nurse. LeAnn’s presentation increases retention – and costs less than most sign-on bonuses! When she spoke to graduating nurses at a hospital recruitment event, over 50 percent signed up that day! (Also available on Video DVD and Audio CD.)


Each One Reach One: 20 Nurse Retention and Nurse Recruitment Strategies to End the Nursing Shortage

Engaging employees in nurse recruitment and nurse retention builds better teams and increases satisfaction. If every healthcare giver helps hire and/or keep one worker, we can end the shortages. Interactively learn LeAnn’s proven strategies for recruiting and retaining nurses and brainstorm more ways to find and keep outstanding staff.


What’s This Generation Coming To?

LeAnn’s first job, at the age of 20, found her working with an “old” nurse (she had to be 50!) who lovingly called her BRAT. LeAnn, in turn, called her POSTEN, short for Poor Old Sick and Tired Elderly Nurse! In this fun, entertaining, highly educational session, you’ll learn traits of the four generations of nurses and identify ways you and others can relate to, cope with, and even appreciate the differences. By doing so, nurses will decrease blame and resentment in the workplace and will improve cooperation,productivity, retention, and ultimately, patient care.


Balancing Life in Your “War Zones” or Lessons from 100 Babbling Bawling Babies!

“100 babies in open cardboard boxes, strapped in the belly of a gutted cargo jet!” It was 1975, Saigon was falling to the communists, and LeAnn was “accidentally” caught up in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift. Today, she applies life-changing lessons from her Airlift experience to the “war zones” of our every day lives – too much to do, too few resources, too much stress! How do we cope? In this poignant, yet humorous presentation, LeAnn motivates audiences and shares tools for life balance, living priorities, and making a difference in the world – and finding peace in their war zones. (Also available on Video DVD and Audio CD.)


Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul or “How Long Can I Keep This Up?!”

While rewarding, care-giving requires tremendous emotional, physical and spiritual stamina, making burnout an everyday challenge. In Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul LeAnn offers remedies by encouraging caregivers to care for themselves as devotedly as they do for others. By sharing stories from Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul and her own life experiences she fills caregivers with hope, courage, and strength and honors them for the difference they make in the world. (Also available on Video DVD and Audio CD.)


Light A Single Candle

A sign above a pediatric burn unit in Vietnam read, It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness. LeAnn reminds audiences they don’t have to fly into a war zone to make a difference in the world. No effort is too small. By lighting our single candles, we make a difference and set the world aglow with our goodness. By identifying, exploring, and sharing our gifts, we receive more than we give.


You’ve Got To See It To Be It!

Scientific studies prove positive thinking and visualization promote mental, physical, and spiritual health. By sharing medical research and her Airlift experiences, LeAnn empowers audiences to improve their health by improving their attitudes. A former childbirth educator, LeAnn teaches how labor tools – breathing, relaxation, positive thinking and visualization, and management of time, – apply as we “labor” through everyday life.

“‘I’m staying now. I’d thought of leaving, but you brought LeAnn and now I know you care. I’m staying.’ This is definitely a testament to what her sessions meant to our employees! During the evening session out of the 75 nurses attending, we received 40 cards asking us to contact them regarding potential positions at the MedicalCenter. Wow!”

Southeast Alabama Medical Center

LeAnn Thieman

Inspiration to HealthCare

Watch LeAnn Now! Most nurses didn’t choose their careers because of the great hours, pay, and working conditions! LeAnn Thieman reminds them why they entered the profession, and why they stay.