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Authors

  1. Weathers, Suzanne M. DNP, RN
  2. Raleigh, Edith D. Hunt PhD, RN

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine 1-year retention and managerial performance ratings of newly licensed RNs (NLRNs) according to nursing education program types (associate degree, traditional baccalaureate, and accelerated 2nd degree baccalaureate). Findings revealed retention and performance differences, suggesting the possibility of tradeoffs related to educational program type when selecting NLRNs for open positions.