Milken Institute School of Public Health Poster Presentations (Marvin Center & Video)

Title

(VIDEO) Virtual Community Can Improve Staffing, Retention, and Job Satisfaction

Poster Number

71

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

3-2016

Abstract

The approximate cost for training one new nurse is about $65,000. The price it takes to replace a nurse is 1.5 times the rate of the original price. The average duration to train one new staff nurse ranges about four months to a year. In addition, the turnover ratio among nurses across the country is about sixty percent. Ironically, the average duration of new staff nurses within that sixty percent is about six months. With these facts, I believe that there is a retention issue among nurses within the nursing field. The work I will be presenting in my research poster will discuss how the virtual community can improve staffing, retention, and job satisfaction among nurses across the country. The educational program iCohere can be used to help improve these categories if used correctly and used consistently. Within the research poster, I will be discussing how the program iCohere can be used through my own personal use of the program and through real time surveys that were conducted within the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health.

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Presented at: GW Research Days 2016.

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(VIDEO) Virtual Community Can Improve Staffing, Retention, and Job Satisfaction

The approximate cost for training one new nurse is about $65,000. The price it takes to replace a nurse is 1.5 times the rate of the original price. The average duration to train one new staff nurse ranges about four months to a year. In addition, the turnover ratio among nurses across the country is about sixty percent. Ironically, the average duration of new staff nurses within that sixty percent is about six months. With these facts, I believe that there is a retention issue among nurses within the nursing field. The work I will be presenting in my research poster will discuss how the virtual community can improve staffing, retention, and job satisfaction among nurses across the country. The educational program iCohere can be used to help improve these categories if used correctly and used consistently. Within the research poster, I will be discussing how the program iCohere can be used through my own personal use of the program and through real time surveys that were conducted within the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health.