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Nurse Retention Tool: Encourage Nurses to Continue Education

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, December 2nd, 2014

nurse education 1Recent research has estimated there is a need to increase baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the workforce to 80% and double the population of nurses with doctoral degrees. Current nursing workforce falls short of these recommendations with 50% of registered nurses prepared at the baccalaureate or graduate degree level.

Many nurses have elected to go back to school and take a break from the nursing workforce, or new grads decided to go on for more education while waiting for the ideal job. Hopefully, this will help alleviate this expected nursing shortage and meets the increased demand of nurses with higher education.

Does you facility encourage nurses to continue their education? How so? Offering education incentives is a great nurse retention tool!

To learn more strategies to increase nurse retention and nurse recruitment visit SelfCare for HealthCare™. Contact me today to discuss how we can customize this program for your facility.

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