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Nurse Retention Bundle - Self-paced Online Course

Dennis R. Sherrod, EdD, RN, Karen Wright, MSN, RN-BC, Deborah Eldredge, Denise Foster, Joyce Batcheller

Regular Price: $165.00
Online CE Expiration: 09/30/2020
5.96 Contact Hours
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This four-course bundle brought to you by ANA Education & Resources gives you the skills and you strategies you need as a leader to retain your nurses from their start date to their next career advancement.

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This four-course bundle brought to you by ANA Education & Resources gives you the skills and you strategies you need as a leader to retain your nurses from their start date to their next career advancement. From onboarding and strategies for rewarding recognizing nurses, to fatigue management and creating an effective succession plan, each webinar is presented by well-known subject matter experts. This bundle includes four highly rated courses:

Developing a Culture of Retention for Nurses
In this webinar, you will understand why health organizations struggle to find and retain nurses, as well as the financial burdens of replacement expenses to loss of institutional knowledge that lead to poor patient health outcomes. Recent studies predict that every time a business replaces a salaried employee, it costs 6 to 9 months’ salary on average. As a leader, finding successful nurse retention strategies is a must. Participation in this webinar will give you the tools to succeed by giving you specific methods to accomplish your staffing goals to maintain a positive work environment and culture that will provide the best possible patient health outcomes.

Developing a Successful Onboarding Program for Nurses
The time, effort, and cost to bring on new nurses are a challenge for all nurse managers and departments. In addition, when nurses are not properly onboarded, they make more mistakes and struggle to adapt to the work and culture of the organization. By developing an onboarding program that is specific to the organization’s needs and culture, outcomes can be improved and the retention rate greatly increased. The webinar provides nurse leaders like you with expert guidance on creating a custom onboarding process in order to meet your organizational and regulatory missions.

Dealing with Fatigue: Strategies for Nurse Leaders
Nurse fatigue is a widespread issue that impacts all elements of nursing retention. Resolving fatigue issues helps prevent mistakes and improves patient and nurse safety, overall outcomes, unit efficiency, and nurse retention and engagement. This webinar helps nurse leaders enable their staff to better handle physical and emotional fatigue by helping them identify the issues and then giving them the best practices and techniques to resolve the issues.

Succession Planning For Nurses 
With the high degree of turnover and new openings occurring in the nursing profession at all levels, it’s essential to continue to have a plan for when your nurses and nurse managers leave or rise within the organization. Does their replacement know what to do and how? Institutional and job-specific knowledge get lost and outcomes suffer when roles get filled with unprepared candidates. Nurse leaders need a specific plan to capture that knowledge and to prepare the next in line to be ready when their opportunity arises. This webinar shows them how and why it’s essential to have a succession plan for nurses at all levels of the organization and why nurses need to be involved.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise benefits of nurse retention.
  • Explain the role of recognition and reward in factors that influence nurse retention.
  • Interpret the role of recognition and reward in developing a culture of retention.
  • Infer recognition and reward strategies that promote nurse retention.
  • Discern components of an outcomes-based onboarding program.
  • Translate effective onboarding methods to drive retention in healthcare environments.
  • Discriminate leadership responsibility for identifying work environment elements contributing to fatigue.
  • Define leadership strategies to create and sustain a safe care delivery environment.
  • Describe relevant retirement statistics and their implications for nursing leaders.
  • Translate strategies for implementation of an organizational succession plan for nursing leaders.

Presented by

Dennis R. Sherrod


Endowed Chair of Recruitment & Retention and Professor in the Division of Nursing

Dr. Dennis Sherrod serves as the inaugural Forsyth Medical Center Endowed Chair of Recruitment & Retention and Professor in the Division of Nursing. His Endowed Chair position was established to research recruitment and retention issues relating to students, nursing faculty, staff nurses, and nurse managers and is the first of its kind in the nation. Dr. Sherrod joined Winston-Salem State University in 2001, and during his time there, he served as the director of Graduate Programs, where he provided oversight for the Advanced Nurse Educator and Family Nurse Practitioner graduate programs, and as the Advanced Nurse Educator coordinator. In each of his roles, his primary focus has been classroom and clinical teaching.

Karen Wright


Director, Center for Nursing Education and Research at the Baylor University Medical Center

Deborah Eldredge

Director, Nursing Quality, Research, and Magnet Recognition

Denise Foster

Division Director


Joyce Batcheller



Dr.Joyce Batcheller is the President of CNO Solutions and is primarily responsible for the leadership development which includes the CNO Academy, CNO Executive Circle and on-boarding strategies. Joyce serves in a faculty role at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas and is an American Nursing Association Nursing Knowledge Center consultant. Joyce has extensive experience in leading large system changes within a complex multi-hospital system. She served as chief nursing officer for 19 years of the largest health care system in Central Texas. She created and implemented a system wide shared governance model and led a pilot site for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Institute of Healthcare Improvement Transforming Care at the Bedside Project, eventually implementing its principles into patient care at all system facilities. Under her watch, nine of the system hospitals achieved American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) designation — four with Magnet® and five with Pathway to Excellence®.

Joyce has specialized in chief nursing officer on-boarding and authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on the subject. She is a holder of Fundamentals of Magnet® certificate. Dr. Batcheller is an innovative healthcare leader known for her ability to transform nursing and improve patient outcomes. Joyce inspires nurses and other health professionals to reach their full potential. Her ability to create a compelling vision and structures that engage, empower and stimulate innovation is one of her unique talents.

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