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How to Reduce New Nurse Turnover

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Course Overview

How to Reduce New Nurse Turnover
Cathleen Adams author

Author: Cathleen Adams

New graduate nurse turnover has increased at a faster rate than the overall nurse turnover. New graduate nurses leaving the field can lead to poor quality outcomes, a reduction in staff satisfaction and is a further determinant and contributor to the nursing shortage.  

One of the primary reasons cited by nurses that leave the field within their first year is due to a lack of collegial relationships. Additional surveys showcase bullying and incivility against new nurses, which is a problem that has been documented for over 30 years and is still active today.  Seasoned nurses have an opportunity to improve new nurse turnover rates by providing them with support, comradery, and civility. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. New Graduate Nurse Turnover Rates
    Reasons for New Nurse Turnover
    Effects of New Nurse Turnover
    Challenges for New Nurses 
  3. Bullying and Incivility Leading to Increased Nurse Turnover
  4. How to Support New Nurses 
  5. Recognizing Burnout and Opportunities to Reduce New Nurse Turnover 
  6. Conclusion 
  7. References 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss how the prevalence of new nurse turnover and ways we can work to improve it. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Understand the rate of new nurse turnover and the impact it has on the field of nursing. 
  2. Explain how incivility and bullying can impact new nurse turnover. 
  3. Define their role in reducing new nurse turnover rates 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: May 21, 2021

Course Renewed On: May 21, 2024

Course Expires On: May 21, 2027

Course Offering: #73