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Factors Contributing to Turnover Among Critical Care Nurses in the Transition-to-Practice Period

Author(s): Paula Gellner

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Healthy Work Environment, Leadership

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session speaks to the effect of the work environment as it relates to meeting the needs of the new graduate nurse and subsequent nurse retention. New graduate nurses are increasingly being offered and elect to accept positions in critical care. The findings of two validated measurement tools, the AACN Healthy Work Environment Assessment Tool and the Casey Fink New Graduate Nurse Experience Survey, are discussed


  • Apply the concept of the complexity gap in local setting.
  • Identify the reasons for nursing turnover from the perspective of the nurse.
  • Evaluate turnover in the present work environment, identifying three solutions.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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