School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Nurse Turnover, Nurse Retention, Mentoring, Nurse Mentors
Forlines, Krystle Lynette, "Increasing Registered Nurse Retention Using a Mentorship Program" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1943.
To address the nursing shortage, it is imperative that healthcare organizations understand the reasons for nurse turnover and develop programs to retain high quality nurses. A program that has been utilized by healthcare organizations is mentoring. Mentor programs have been found to improve job satisfaction thus improving nurse retention. In addition to focusing on orientation programs for new graduate nurses, mentorship programs can be utilized to assist with experienced nurse retention. The purpose of this evidence-based practice project was to pilot a three-month mentorship program with registered nurses with one to three years of experience.