Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Yale University School of Nursing
AbstractThe nursing workforce is in a crisis caused by critical imbalances which is evident through the nursing shortage, alarming rates of clinician burnout, and poor patient outcomes; this is expected to produce one million vacant positions within the next five years (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). Turnover rates and burnout continue to increase nation-wide while the workforce remains disengaged (Dempsey & Assi, 2018). This project addressed nursing retention by promoting engagement, interconnectedness, and shared governance in a varied group of healthcare professionals working in the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at LAC+USC Medical Center. A virtual medium was created to implement an innovative model protocol using the Institute of Healthcare Joy in Work Framework. A survey tool measuring connection to work and intent to leave was disseminated. There was on overall increase in post-survey results suggesting an improvement in meaning and purpose in work among participants. This project can be the foundation to a gold standard retention blueprint that is missing in healthcare.
Christen, Faye, "Addressing Nursing Retention: A Web-Based Approach Focusing On Joy In Work" (2021). Yale School of Nursing Digital Theses. 1112.
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