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The Nursing Professional Development Practitioner and RN Retention

Jean Shinners, PhD, RN-BC

Abstract

Nursing professional development practitioners spend time and energy on the education and career development of RNs, but are there strategies that can be used to support the retention of experienced staff? This article examines the use of a professional development assessment tool as a discussion for career pathway support and RN retention.

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017;48(8):340–342.

Authors

Dr. Shinners is Executive Director, Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Shinners is a commissioner with the ANCC's Commission on Accreditation. Views expressed by Dr. Shinners are her own and are not representative of the Commission, except as specifically noted.

The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Address correspondence to Jean Shinners, PhD, RN-BC, Executive Director, Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing, PO Box 66308, St. Petersburg, FL 33736; e-mail: jshinners@versant.org.

10.3928/00220124-20170712-02

Nursing professional development practitioners spend time and energy on the education and career development of RNs, but are there strategies that can be used to support the retention of experienced staff? This article examines the use of a professional development assessment tool as a discussion for career pathway support and RN retention.

J Contin Educ Nurs. 2017;48(8):340–342.

Dr. Shinners is Executive Director, Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Shinners is a commissioner with the ANCC's Commission on Accreditation. Views expressed by Dr. Shinners are her own and are not representative of the Commission, except as specifically noted.

The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Address correspondence to Jean Shinners, PhD, RN-BC, Executive Director, Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing, PO Box 66308, St. Petersburg, FL 33736; e-mail: jshinners@versant.org.

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