This solution is for a graduate level nursingcourse in which we have been discussing the fact that many of the clinicalstaff nurses whoare employed in the acute care setting are approaching the age at which they could retire. What suggestions can you offer to nurseleaders and acute care organizations to heighten their efforts to retain the current workforce while attracting others into the nursing profession?
Retaining the current nursing workforce and attracting others to the profession.
We need to acknowledge that many more nurses are approaching retirement at the present time in the Western World (Europe and North America) because of the effect of the post World War Two ‘baby boom’. Demographic statistics for these areas of the world show a huge ‘bulge’ or increase in the birth rate for the years 1946 to 1952 when men returned home after the end of that war. The women born in this period (and nurses are still predominantly female) are now reaching retirement age so this situation is more noticeable in nursing than many other professions.
In the future such a marked impact will be less obvious but an ongoing trend towards early retirement, which is widespread again in western society, …
The solution offers suggestions to nurse leaders and acute care organizations to heighten their efforts to retain the current workforce while attracting others into the nursing profession.