Graduation Year

2018

Degree Type

Open Access Capstone

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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Department

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Donna J. Corley

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

Second Advisor

Mary Clements

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

Third Advisor

Tonja Williams

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

Abstract

Nurse turnover is a national problem with the potential to affect quality of care and patient outcomes. A Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) with nurse turnover rates above the national average as high as 28% sought to address this problem. A review of the literature identified nurse mentor programs increasing registered nurse (RN) satisfaction and decreasing turnover. Therefore, the purpose of this project was to implement a mentor program for newly hired RNs. Mentors were paired with new RNs for a four-week program. Pre and post intervention data were collected via the McCloskey Mueller Nurse Satisfaction Survey (MMSS) and the Intent to Stay in Job Survey (ITS). Although results of paired samples t-test were not found to be statistically significant

IRB Approval Number (if applicable)

IRB Approved January 4, 2018

LTACH

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