Interesting discussion on nursing retention... - page 2

An interesting discussion on nursing retention on a Human Resources BB:... Read More

  1. by   fedupnurse
    Kevin and RNCountry, you guys ROCK!!!! You both stated the REAL issues so eloquently. Perhaps your comments shold be forwarded where they might do some good. Now, if we could only figure out where that would be....
    Great job!!
  2. by   lindalee
    Kevin and RNcountry--wonderful responses. Of course I doubt that management will hear you, but you said it all. Maybe you should submit your responses to major newspaper editorial columns. It is high time for nurses to be heard. The silence of this profession is deafening. Speak up!
  3. by   grouchy
    I loved the idea of granting practice privileges! The idea is original and thought-provoking.
  4. by   OC_An Khe
    Interesting thread, both here and at the link. As usual a lot of non nurses and sadly nurses either don't understand or refuse to face the issues head on.
    Our HR department was not very efficient with applications and follow up. We addressed this in negotiations and won the right for the Union to review all applications. Suddenly HR processing of applications improved. Much useful and interesting data was revealed by looking at the aplications. It forced the"suits" to realize that they were only recruiting from nurses new to the area, they weren't recruiting nurses away from their competitors and when combined with why and where people were leaving/going to it lead to further improvements.
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by kmchugh
    I posted my own response on the BB just now. I love stiking my nose into places where people who aren't nurses are discussing what's wrong with nurses. I'm sure the genuises on that board will ignore me as a crank.

    Kevin McHugh
    Very nice responses, all of you! The nurse Arlene seems to be the "suffering martyr" type.....
    the "I-know-I-make-less-money-than-a-dental-hygenist-and-I'm-proud" syndrome.
    when will we ever learn??
  6. by   CEN35
    just thought i would throw in a couple things.

    i get calls all the time asking if i have seen an app? i call human resources, and they can't seem to find it.........imagine that?

    as far as retention? our administration has given us a 3% raise. then they are giving us a bi anual lump sum, of 4% of our yearly income, as a retention plan. what it really is, is a raise that they can pull if the shortage ever ceases.

    amazing huh?

  7. by   NCNocRN
    Last edit by NCNocRN on May 15, '04
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    Kevin, Helen and Joy:

    My hats off to you for eloquently speaking about the profession and educating these HR souls. Maybe they will finally HEAR what nurses have been telling them all along.
  9. by   Figaro's Mom
    Originally posted by lindalee
    It is high time for nurses to be heard. The silence of this profession is deafening. Speak up! [/B]
    Isn't there a book out now addressing this exact issue? I thought I saw it on but I can't find it....something about nurses finding their voice or speaking in numbers or something like that. It's a fairly recent book.