How to increase nurse recruitment and retention
By: American Nurses Credentialing Center
Nurses seek organizations that promote their autonomy, respect their expertise, and include their voices in decision-making and innovative efforts. To attract and reward the very best in nursing talent, organizations must embody a collaborative culture, where nurses are valued as integral partners in patients’ safe passage through their health care experiences.
This culture is supported by steadfast investment in nursing education and development, ensuring that nurses are supported in their chosen career path. Interprofessional collaborative practice is nurtured, with a focus on mutual respect, autonomy, and shared values.
The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® provides the structure to create the culture that leads to attracting and retaining nurses.
ANCC Magnet® Model
Magnet concepts are emphasized, such as:
- Access to leadership
- Use of evidence-based practice
- Shared decision-making
- Innovation and research
Institutions can foster growth and leadership in their nurses. This ongoing support leads to more nurses wanting to stay and advance in the same organizations that championed them from the start. As an expert in nursing excellence, Magnet Recognition Director Dr. Maureen Lal DNP, MSN, RN knows the importance of this ongoing support. “Excellence in nursing is driven by leaders who listen and meet current needs while addressing a vision for the future. Magnet® nurses are at the table, influencing decision-making, patient care, and the work environment.”
Take the first step to increasing your nurse recruitment and retention with a free Magnet organizational self-assessment. View specific examples and see where your strengths and gaps are, measured against Magnet standards of excellence.
Since the program’s inception, more than over 500 organizations world-wide have achieved Magnet designation. Join this elite group of individuals advancing health care and sustaining nursing excellence.