Nurse Retention Paper

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What new strategies can we introduce to reduce moral distress among practicing nurses compared to current strategies that would reduce moral distress and increase retention of experienced nurses? According to a survey conducted Woods, Rodgers, Towers and La Grow (2015), 48% of nurses surveyed considered leaving their position due to moral distress. Some nurses may even leave the profession. This should be a major concern for nurse managers because retention of experienced nurses is essential for mentoring new nurses, provides a balance of experience in patient care settings, and leads to improved patient outcomes.
Moral distress occurs when the nurse perceives a conflict between their expected actions and their personal moral convictions. This
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