How Allina Health is boosting nurse retention rates


[Becker's Hospital Review, August 27, 2019] Burnout is a growing problem among U.S. nurses, with over half reporting symptoms of poor physical and mental health, according to a 2018 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

To help address burnout and increase retention rates among new graduate nurses, Minneapolis-based Allina Health has developed a unique solution via a partnership with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing: the Allina Health System Nurse Residency Program.

Program participants include all nurses hired by Allina who completed their degree less than a year ago. Since starting the program in 2017, Allina has seen a 4 percent decrease in nurse turnover rates. Nurses also report consistent improvements in work confidence and competencies as they near the end of the one-year program. Read the full story online at

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