How Professional Nursing Bodies can Keep Nurses in the Nursing Workforce Key MessagesThere is a nursing shortage in Canada that is expected to increase in the future. Newly graduate nurses experience stress during the transition from being a student to employment as a graduate nurse and terminate their employment during that period. Nursing bodies need to develop strategies to retain new graduate nurses. New graduate nurse retention can be addressed with mentorship programs, residency programs and the development of policies to provide financial assistance for the mentorship and residency programs. Additional benefits of a residency and mentorship programs are improved competencies in the new graduates and increased interaction between the...The end:
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