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Developing a Highly Functional Nursing Resource Team With New Graduates in an Academic Health System

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      Developing a new graduate (NG) nursing resource team (NRT), also called a float team, requires a well-rounded structured program. NRTs provide flexible, cost-effective resource allocation, with proven positive outcomes in employee engagement and retention. NRT leadership developed a thoughtful approach to onboarding NG RNs, with positive outcomes evident in the reduction of salary costs and vacancies/turnover rates, and the increase in positive staff satisfaction/engagement. This paper describes the development and outcomes associated with an innovative approach in addressing contemporary staffing constraints through the development of a centralized, flexible, and resilient NG NRT in an academic health system.
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      Jessica Fasano, MS, RN-BC, is Nurse Manager at NYU Langone Health in New York, New York. She can be reached at [email protected] Quyen Wong, MS, MPA, RN, NE-BC, is Senior Director of Nursing at NYU Langone Health and Kathleen Evanovich Zavotsky, PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN, ACNS-BC, FAEN, FCNS, is System Senior Director of Nursing Research and Program Evaluation at NYU Langone Health, New York, New York.