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  1. Brooks, Beth A. PhD, RN, FACHE


This bimonthly department, sponsored by the American Organization of Nurse Executives, presents information to assist nurse leaders in shaping the future of healthcare through creative and innovative leadership. The strategic priorities of the American Organization of Nurse Executives anchor the editorial content. They reflect contemporary healthcare and nursing practice issues that challenge nurse executives as they strive to meet the needs of patients. In this article, the author discusses exit interview surveys that identify reasons why employees leave their organization, what may have encouraged them to stay, and what would entice them back to the organization.