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A Lean Guy Reads "Health Leaders" on Nursing Retention

Updated a long time ago.

Today, I'm reading the latest issue of Health Leaders magazine (March/April 2019) whose cover features a number of stories about nursing retention.

The lead article shares some data about recruitment and retention. The article says that 17% of “newly licensed RNs” leave their first nursing job “within the first year.” 33% leave within two years.

Instead of blaming nurses for leaving, better organizations are looking in the mirror to see what they can do to improve the work environment. That's always been one of my primary motivations for Lean in any workplace — providing a better, more fulfilling work setting.