Research Paper: Reducing Turnover in New Graduate

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[. . .] Research stage


If exit interview are already being done, compile and cross-tabulate the results. If they are not being done, institute an immediate policy.

Analysis state


Use qualitative analysis from group members and hospital surveys; more quantitative studies based on tabulations of exit interviews. The question: What are the major reasons employee's leave



Based on the qualitative and quantitative measurements, make recommendations on higher employee retention



The research will most likely cooborate national findings about job satisfaction: It is likely that a more robust residency program will provide the needed structure for retention.



The residency program should include mentoriship, monthly resident workshops and/or discussion groups; easily available stress and psychological counseling opportunities; rethinking resident's schedules and burnout; providing more opportunities to succeed; establishing fund to pay x% of student loans after 18 months on the job, the longer the service to the organization, the more the loans are paid; establish fiscal and emotional reward for tenure and retention. Provide more servant and participatory management services for new hires, and increase trust and collaboration with co-workers through leadership opportunities.

(Nurses' job satisfaction well below average, 2012)

Conclusions -- Incorporating QSEN into Turnover Reduction

Advocacy, care, and safety are the cornerstones of nursing practice. In order to reduce turnover and increase advocacy, care and safety, we can adopt a model that helps bridge theory to practice called QSEN. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses initiative began in 2005, with the overall goal to address the challenge of preparing nurses in areas that require high levels of experience, competence, skill, and communication. These competencies evolve into teaching strategies in major nursing programs, implementation strategies in the healthcare environment, and certification in six items that make up quality care: patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, EBP (evidence-based practice), QI (data collection), safety, and informatics (QSEN Intitute, 2013). For our purposes, we can relate the QSEN model to improving employee retention at CHC thus:



Application to Scenario

Patient-Centered Care

PCC is central to modern medical ethics; it allows the focus to be on advocacy for the patient and allowing them to participate in all aspects of their care. This should be based on the individual's cultural, ethnic, and community values and needs.

Increased retention of nurse graduates would provide more experienced staff and ratio of patient care. Experience within the healthcare environment is often one of the tangible ways to understand individual differences, and thus the more experienced staff can make better decisions.

Teamwork and Collaboration

Shared collaboration with team members, support staff, and the entire healthcare team, clinical as well as supportive.

Turnover decreases teamwork; new individuals must be trained and require time to become part of the team; new employees are not as experienced and trusted in collaborating with others; experience and time develop healthcare relationships; more consistent nursing staff would improve this aspect.


Evidence-based practice focuses on using current research and knowledge to make more informed decisions.

Research abounds and proves that high turnover has negative effects on all aspects of stakeholders' expectations and quality care.


QI relates to the data collection, evaluation and improvement of patient outcomes based on interaction.

Decreased turnover and increased experience will allow for better evaluation and improvement of patient outcomes through clinical knowledge, advocacy, and carative philosophy.


Prevention of harm to patients and staff.

More experience translates into greater familiarity and comfort with safety issues, ability to anticipate events, and experience to mitigate negative outcomes.


Use of technology to promote safety, quality, and comfort for all stakeholders

Increased experience provides a greater opportunity to integrate technology into daily practice, to use it appropriately and safely, and to provide the client with necessary information about the use of the technology.

(Hunt D., 2012; (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2013)

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