APHA White Paper Identifies 12 Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses

Wisdom Works: A white paper to describe best practice retention strategies for older, experienced nurses

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.

Key Findings

  • 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.