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Millennials are a third of our workforce—here’s how to retain them

    Nationally, RN turnover has increased to 12% and for first year nurses, it’s even worse—nearly 1 in 4 nurses now leave their job within the first year of tenure. Despite a strong pipeline of new graduates seeking employment, these sobering turnover statistics come at a time when 700,000 RNs are expected to retire within the next 5-7 years.

    This year’s national meeting series—hosted in 10 cities for over 1000 nurse leaders from nearly 300 member health care organizations—provided a forum for discussion on why traditional RN retention strategies are not enough to stabilize this troubling trend.

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