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 The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine (formally the Institute of Medicine) in its report Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality (2003) presented Core Competencies for Health Professionals (Chapter 3) as it relates to recruitment and retention of staff. Having qualified staff that is satisfied with work conditions impacts the core competencies of effective patient-centered care, interprofessional teamwork, quality improvement, effective use of informatics, and whether or not staff is willing to apply evidence-based practice.

  • Identify and discuss factors contributing to the nursing shortage in your community, your state and nationally.
  • Identify and present strategies for recruitment and retention of high quality nursing professionals.
  • What are the leadership and management implications for staff turnover?