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J Nurses Prof Dev. 2017 Mar/Apr;33(2):76-78. doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000335.

Establishing a Nurse Mentor Program to Improve Nurse Satisfaction and Intent to Stay.

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Sara Jane Jones, DNP, RN, PLNC, CNE, is Associate Professor, Madisonville Community College, Kentucky.

Abstract

Mentoring is an intervention to foster development and socialization of new registered nurses to an organization or unit. A nurse mentor program was developed and implemented with the purpose to improve new registered nurse satisfaction and intent to stay. A pre- and postintervention design was used in a rural emergency department to evaluate nurse job satisfaction and intent to stay in the job. Intent to stay in the job mean scores increased, and the registered nurse participants reported program satisfaction through verbal and written feedback.

PMID:
28252485
DOI:
10.1097/NND.0000000000000335
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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