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Reframing the Nurse Manager Role to Improve Retention

Published:January 31, 2023DOI:
      Nurse managers (NMs) play a vital role in practice environments and nurse, patient, and organizational outcomes. The role of the NM is demanding and within the past 5 years intention to leave and turnover has greatly increased. There have been inconsistent measures of reasons for leaving making it challenging to understand why managers are leaving and how to accurately address these reasons. This article details an ordinal measure of reasons for leaving from a 2017 research study, and discusses implications in relation to the current context and how the NM role should be reframed for the future.
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      Martha L. Grubaugh, PhD, RN, NE-BC, is executive director, Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing®, Las Vegas, Nevada; Research completed (when): Vice President and Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado. She can be reached at [email protected] Nora Warshawsky, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FAAN, Nurse Scientist, Press Ganey; Research completed (when): Professor and Director, Graduate Nursing Leadership Programs, University of Central Florida, College of Nursing, Orlando Florida. Lindsey Marie Tarasenko, PhD, RN, Nurse Scientist, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, College of Nursing, Aurora, Colorado.