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Reducing RN Vacancy Rate: A Nursing Recruitment Office Process Improvement Project.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Hisgen, SA; Page, NE; Thornlow, DK; Merwin, EI
Published in: The Journal of nursing administration
June 2018

The aim of this study was to reduce the RN vacancy rate at an academic medical center by improving the hiring process in the Nursing Recruitment Office.Inability to fill RN positions can lead to higher vacancy rates and negatively impact staff and patient satisfaction, quality outcomes, and the organization's bottom line.The Model for Improvement was used to design and implement a process improvement project to improve the hiring process from time of interview through the position being filled.Number of days to interview and check references decreased significantly, but no change in overall time to hire and time to fill positions was noted. RN vacancy rate also decreased significantly. Nurse manager satisfaction with the hiring process increased significantly.Redesigning the recruitment process supported operational efficiencies of the organization related to RN recruitment.

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The Journal of nursing administration

DOI

EISSN

1539-0721

ISSN

0002-0443

Publication Date

June 2018

Volume

48

Issue

6

Start / End Page

316 / 322

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Personnel Turnover
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital
  • Nursing Service, Hospital
  • Nursing
  • Humans
  • Clinical Competence
  • 4205 Nursing
  • 4204 Midwifery
 

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Hisgen, S. A., Page, N. E., Thornlow, D. K., & Merwin, E. I. (2018). Reducing RN Vacancy Rate: A Nursing Recruitment Office Process Improvement Project. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 48(6), 316–322. https://doi.org/10.1097/nna.0000000000000621
Hisgen, Stephanie A., Nancy E. Page, Deirdre K. Thornlow, and Elizabeth I. Merwin. “Reducing RN Vacancy Rate: A Nursing Recruitment Office Process Improvement Project.The Journal of Nursing Administration 48, no. 6 (June 2018): 316–22. https://doi.org/10.1097/nna.0000000000000621.
Hisgen SA, Page NE, Thornlow DK, Merwin EI. Reducing RN Vacancy Rate: A Nursing Recruitment Office Process Improvement Project. The Journal of nursing administration. 2018 Jun;48(6):316–22.
Hisgen, Stephanie A., et al. “Reducing RN Vacancy Rate: A Nursing Recruitment Office Process Improvement Project.The Journal of Nursing Administration, vol. 48, no. 6, June 2018, pp. 316–22. Epmc, doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000621.
Hisgen SA, Page NE, Thornlow DK, Merwin EI. Reducing RN Vacancy Rate: A Nursing Recruitment Office Process Improvement Project. The Journal of nursing administration. 2018 Jun;48(6):316–322.

Published In

The Journal of nursing administration

DOI

EISSN

1539-0721

ISSN

0002-0443

Publication Date

June 2018

Volume

48

Issue

6

Start / End Page

316 / 322

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Personnel Turnover
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital
  • Nursing Service, Hospital
  • Nursing
  • Humans
  • Clinical Competence
  • 4205 Nursing
  • 4204 Midwifery