INDIANAPOLIS—Nurse turnover can lead to hospitals losing US $5.2 million to $8 million annually and affects job satisfaction among clinical nurses, leading to burnout. In the newest title from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma), authors Judy Thomas and Mellisa Renter outline the IMPACT Model they created at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. This model stimulates empowerment and professional growth amongst clinical nurses, resulting in increased job satisfaction and longer nurse retention.
Improving Nurse Retention & Healthcare Outcomes: Innovating With the IMPACT Model is a step-by-step guide on why and how to engage staff to meet your organization’s strategic initiatives and creating positive patient outcomes. The book also helps clinical nurses understand how to elevate their practice as frontline care providers and create a long-term professional clinical bedside career.
“It is time to let the clinical staff ‘lead’ us leaders into the future of healthcare,” said author Judy Thomas, MSN, RN, NEA-BC. “By giving them the reigns—with guidance and mentoring—you will be amazed at what they can accomplish and sustain.”
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Improving Nurse Retention & Healthcare Outcomes: Innovating With the IMPACT Model
By Judy Thomas, MSN, RN, NEA-BC and Mellisa Renter, MSN, RN, CPN
Published by Sigma, 2021
EPUB ISBN: 9781646480470
PDF ISBN: 9781646480487
MOBI ISBN: 9781646480494
Price: US $39.95
Trade paperback, 208 pages
Trim size: 6x9
About the authors:
Judy Thomas, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, is the Service Line Director for the Hematology/Oncology & Infusion Center at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a recipient of the Nursing Leadership Award and the DAISY Award.
Mellisa Renter, MSN, RN, CPN, is the Director of Professional Nursing Practice and Magnet Program Director at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a recipient of the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award.
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members and 550 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare.
Learn more at SigmaNursing.org.