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Save Our New Nurses

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, June 25th, 2010

When one considers that 1 in 5 first year nurses quit, it speaks to the need for every new nurse to have a mentor. As a part of the interview process, have the proposed new hire shadow one of your best nurses for a day…perhaps one that would be her mentor for a full year. And mentors must be compensated. Some hospitals give bonuses, and others give $1 and hour pay raise. Now that will help with nurse retention!

For more ideas on how to retain your nurses, contact me.

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