Date of Award

Fall 2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Committee Chair

Kathy Williams


Nurse staffing retention rates have decreased in the last 5 years among hospitals nationwide. This decrease in retention of qualified, trained nurses has led to a decrease in the delivery of high-quality care putting patient safety at risk of compromise. The purpose of this project was to propose a leadership education program for the basis of improving staff accountability regarding equal standards; thus, this will ultimately impact nurse staff retention in a positive manner. The leadership education program was meant to streamline management accountability processes in a large academic medical center for improving nurse staff retention rates. The results of inconsistencies in management accountability practices in relation to nursing staff retention are discussed and resolution for the inconsistencies is included in the education program.

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Nursing Commons