Nursing Retention Through Residency Programs

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Nursing Retention through Residency Programs: A Literature Review
Shannon G. Stone, MSN, RN, CCRN, SCRN
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

In partial fulfillment of the requirements of
NURS6330 Evidence Based Inquiry I
Jeannette Crenshaw, DNP, RN, LCCE, FACCE, IBCLC, NEA-BC, FAAN
September 27, 2015

Nursing Retention through Residency Programs: A Literature Review
A great cause for concern in today’s healthcare system is the shortage of nurses. The shortage of nurses will continue as society lives longer, albeit sicker, as technology advances. The chasm that exists between healthcare demand, available nurses and mid-level practitioner must be narrowed. Without a solution, healthcare disparities will continue to exist. New nurse residency programs have proven effective and result in decreased nursing attrition rates.
PICOT Question
In graduate nurses (P), how does a nurse residency program (I) compared to hospital orientation program (C) affect retention rates (O) during the first two years after graduation (T)?
Keywords, Searches and Databases Used in Literature Search Keywords in searching the literature included nursing residency programs, nursing orientation, medical residency versus nursing residency, nursing attrition, nursing turnover, new graduate nurses, nurse satisfaction and first year of nursing. Google scholar started the search followed by EBSCO, PubMed, and CINAHL. Research cited one study frequently when…
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