Nurse Retention: Programs Created to Ease the Nursing Shortage

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, November 11th, 2014

In an effort to combat the growing nursing shortage, Maryland’s Health Services Cost Review Commission provided institutional funding through state Nurse Support Program (NSP) grants. The goal is to increase the numbers of bedside nurses in Maryland hospitals by improving nurse retention and increasing the number of nurses educated in the state.

Recruit NursesJohns Hopkins University School of Nursing faculty are working to solve the nursing shortage through a variety of NSP initiatives. Four faculty members are collaborating with hospitals that have received NSP grants to fund nurse retention strategies. These include developing preceptor programs, providing tuition for DNP programs and MSN programs, and conducting an interventional study of disruptive behavior in the work environment.

What nurse retention strategies are in place at your facility that will help ease the impending nursing shortage?

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