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  1. McDonald, Aimee W. MSN, RN, CNE
  2. Ward-Smith, Peggy PhD, RN


The national nursing shortage is projected to increase over the next decade. The need exists to identify effective evidence-based strategies to retain new nurses in the profession. Findings from a systematic review of the literature revealed 6 articles that discussed effective retention strategies. There was consistency among the strategies, indicating that longer interventions increase retention and satisfaction.