Who will be there to nurse? Retention of nurses nearing retirement

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dc.contributor.author O'Brien-Pallas, L
dc.contributor.author Duffield, C
dc.contributor.author Alksnis, C
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:33:39Z
dc.date.issued 2004-06
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Nursing Administration, 2004, 34 (6), pp. 298 - 302
dc.identifier.issn 0002-0443
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4483
dc.description.abstract Aims: To determine the impact on nursing workforce supply of delaying retirement. Background Data: The nursing workforce is aging, and the Baby Boomer generation is nearing retirement age. This potential loss of experienced nurses is likely to exacerbate current nursing shortages. Methods: An analysis of loss rates of nurses in New South Wales (Australia) is provided using 2 different retirement ages-58 and 65 years. Supply numbers were used and then "aged" to determine the impact of retirement on workforce numbers. The impact of potential retention strategies on the numbers who could be retained were determined if 100% of 50- to 55-year-old nurses was retained, 75% of those 56 to 60 years, and 50% of those 61 to 65 years. Results: By the year 2004, approximately 4139 nurses (registered and enrolled) will be lost through retirement at age 65 years. However, retirement at age 58 years sees 7328 lost by 2004. Potentially 2139 nurses in this age spectrum could be retained if strategies are focused on delaying retirement. Conclusions: Delaying the retirement of nurses could provide a significant human resource, not only in terms of absolute numbers but more importantly, in terms of experience and expertise. However, retention of this portion of the workforce may require different strategies than for younger members of the workforce. The needs of this segment of the nursing workforce may require nurse administrators to consider different approaches to nursing work and work allocation.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1097/00005110-200406000-00009
dc.title Who will be there to nurse? Retention of nurses nearing retirement
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Nursing Administration
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 34
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Philadelphia, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 298 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 302 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 840194
dc.personcode 998692
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
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