1. Mion, Lorraine C. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Hazel, Coletta MSN, RN
  3. Cap, Mary RN
  4. Fusilero, Jane MSN, MBA, RN
  5. Podmore, Maria L. MPA, RN
  6. Szweda, Christine MSN, RN


The aging and impending retirement of the nursing work force will worsen the nursing shortage. Because nurses retire for a variety of reasons, retaining older nurses or delaying their retirement requires a multifactorial method. The authors describe one medical center's multifaceted approach and subsequent strategies to create a work environment conducive to retaining the mature, experienced nurse.