hello! unfortunately the nursing shortage is upon us.i'm a r.n. at a large southeastern tertiary center. although the pay is great,the benefits wonderful,nurses and aides are quitting like flies. my position is clinical nurse 2,and each year have to do a nursing related project to keep this position. this year my topic will be nursing retention. i am in the process of collecting data for my survey. i'm hoping that using message boards such as this will give my survey a true national picture of what is truly happening.please send any questions you would like to be included in this survey to firstname.lastname@example.org and thank-you in advance for your help!