Increased Patient Acuity

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Increased patient acuity places a high demand on nursing personnel that can only be met by employing additional nursing staff. Many experts believe that quantifying the benefits and costs of nurse recruitment is valuable, however, difficult ( Jones, et al., 2007). Jones points out the importance of conducting a quantification of all costs and all benefits related to a targeted recruitment and retention program. The easily captured benefits and costs those visible and direct costs that are related to nurse turnover and retention expenses (Jones et a;., 2007). Direct costs of recruiting new nurses include advertising, orientation, education, training, expenses related to wage adjustments. Additionally, costs related to turnover,

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