Would like to know what kind of RETENTION programs your hospitals are using????
Baylor weekend incentives, etc. etc??
How has your workplace changed to make you want to stay at your particular location???
Is it money that holds you, working conditions that are acceptable, workplace benefits???
Oct 24, '02
what did your newspapers say about the crisis there when ALL but 3 RNs in your whole facility quit?
My hospital has not done a damn thing to retain nurses. They deny we have a retention problem & insist on focusing on hiring new grads. They want to start sign-on bonuses at my facility for new grads. We (the RNs) said NO WAY is that going to happen here. We already obtained salaries for new grads to start with $55,000/yr plus $5,000/yr more for eves/nights differential & another $1800/yr for BSN. That should be enough of a sign-on incentive for someone straight out of school and with not a day of experience. Finding new grads is not the problem. Retaining our experienced nurses is. Hospital says "noooooooo.... we dont have a problem retaining. All those nurses left to pursue other opportunities and interests"
Negotiations for a new contract come up in January. Im already getting a headache from the banging its going to be doing against the wall.
Last edit by -jt on Oct 24, '02