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Nurse Residency for New Graduates

by Lily Johnson (2020-09-16)

The problem addressed in the evidence-based practice (EBP) is the need to retain new nursing graduates in the organization and decrease turnover rates by implementing a nurse residency program. Registered nurse (RN) turnover in the organization is costly in terms of the quality of patient care and sustaining the professional organization. It cost a hospital approximately 300,000 dollars annually, and over 80,000 dollars to train one nurse. Replacing new graduates is costly to the hospital due to onboarding and additional resources needed to train new graduates. The facility that I am doing my practicum currently has a retention rate of less than 30 percent the first year.


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