A research team of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows at the American Public Health Association (APHA) prepared a white paper that identifies promising strategies for retaining experienced nurses in the workforce.
The 74-page white paper, Wisdom at Work: The Importance of the Older and Experienced Nurse in the Workplace, identifies 12 best practices that would contribute most to the retention of older nurses, among them:
- Flexible work options.
- Caregiving and grief resources.
- Mentoring programs.
- Phased retirement.
- Workplace redesign and ergonomic improvements.