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  1. Keele, Shanna MSN, FNP-BC
  2. Alpert, Patricia T. DrPH, MSN, FNP-BC, PNP-BC, CNE, FAANP


This integrative literature review examined the current research on RN retirement. The review identified 3 critical gaps in knowledge: (a) minimal knowledge regarding the economic impact on RN retirement, (b) incomplete information regarding the demographics of RN retirement, and (c) a scarcity of prospective longitudinal RN workforce studies. Future research must address these gaps to better address RN workforce sustainability.