Retaining Nurses to Mitigate Shortages

Terri Gaffney, PhD, MPA, RN


Am Nurs Journal. 2022;17(1) 

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Take Advantage of new Opportunities

The increasing complexity of the healthcare system requires a growing sophistication to address the challenges of workforce retention. The pandemic stressed the healthcare system and nursing workforce, but it also uncovered new opportunities for exploring flexible staffing options, addressing organizational policies, and experimenting with new care models that leverage nursing expertise and retain new nurses. The retention crisis can be addressed by developing innovative strategies to suit the unique needs of nurses today and beyond the pandemic.