Emergency Department RNs continue to have the highest rate of turnover exceeding 21% compared to the overall national average of 16.8%.
Evidence-Based Strategies to Retain Nurses
Research identifies that a positive, supportive work environment is the number one reason ED nurses choose to stay. Successful strategies include:
Conducting an Assessment to identify root-causes of nursing turnover
Aligning provider and nurse staffing to achieve appropriate patient ratios
Establishing a culture of shared governance
Tailoring new workflows to move nursing resources to the bedside
Restructuring the nurse and provider team to support teamwork
Redesigning work stations and environment to enhance communication
Building a culture that rewards teamwork and continuous improvement
DCCS Builds a Pathway to Success
A DCCS Assessment identifies opportunities and works with clients to create a positive work environment, greater staff satisfaction, and a reduction in nurse turnover.