Nursing Recruitment and Retention, Part 1

What is Out There? - What Will Work For You?





Length of Program: 120 minutes


Course Description:

This program is designed to develop an awareness of what constitutes an effective and long lasting approach to the retention of staff. This presentation, as part 1 of a 2 part series will focus on the organizational climate necessary to support staff retention and effective recruitment strategies.

Five key strategies must take place to ensure an effective recruitment and retention program. Part 1 will focus on the first four strategies which will create an organizational wide commitment to the process of retention using an inter-active planning model. Examples of how to energize your employees and have them want to be a part of the recruitment process will be presented as well as examples on how best to align your recruitment monies.



Content for the program will include the following:

  • Review of program objectives

  • Review of reference sources

  • Understanding the course of events leading to today’s shortage

    • Today’s problems are the result of yesterdays solutions

    • Is everyone experiencing the “shortage”?

    • What does the future look like?

    • Making 2000 the “Eclectic Decade”

  • Strategy #1-Making “IT” an Organizational Commitment

    • Who owns recruitment and retention

  • Strategy #2-Human Resources Role

    • Visibility, involvement, and measurable outcomes

  • Strategy #3-Targeting Markets

    • The Genexer and Nexters - the evolving work force

  • Strategy #4-Recruiting Initiatives

    • How do you optimize your recruiting dollars

Target Audience:

Senior Management CEO, Chief Nursing Executive, Human Resources and Chief Finical Officer. Department Heads / Nurse Managers. Committee Membership, Recruitment and Retention Committee, Employee Advisory Groups


At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the course of events leading to today’s nursing shortage.

  • Identify the five key strategies for success in recruitment and retention.

  • Manage the recruitment process more effectively.

  • Develop a Recruitment and Retention Strategic plan that will meet present and future needs.


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