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J Nurs Adm. 2008 Oct;38(10):441-7. doi: 10.1097/

An evidence-based protocol for nurse retention.

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University of Michigan Health System, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA.

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  • J Nurs Adm. 2009 Jan;39(1):25.


Registered nurse turnover can drastically affect the quality of patient care while costing more than 1 billion dollars. The ongoing nursing shortage makes it hard to replace nurses, necessitating a novel approach to reduce nurse turnover. The authors discuss an evidence-based protocol that improves organizational commitment among nurses as a way to retain nurses through facilitating autonomy, improving communication, and offering recognition and rewards to nursing staff.

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