Recruiting and Retaining Nurses During the Great Resignation

Author(s): Janice McLaughlin, Therese Hudson-Jinks, Adrianne Edlund

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP C 1.25

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Healthy Work Environment, Leadership, Recognition, Staffing

Role: Staff, Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

The COVID pandemic coupled with the “Great Resignation” has altered the nursing workforce matrix and augmented staffing patterns. Staffing models that rely on travel agencies and bed closures do not offer fiscally sustainable ways to address organizational needs. In this panel discussion, explore innovative, cost-neutral ways to improve recruitment and retention while addressing the top factors impacting both novice and experienced nurse's intent to leave.


  • Identify effective tools and interventions that can be utilized to recruit and retain nursing staff.
  • Describe how AACN’s Healthy Work Environment Standards can be leveraged to support recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Analyze how appropriate staffing can influence intent to leave and job satisfaction.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

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 1.25 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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