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Authors

  1. Havens, Donna Sullivan PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Thompson, Pamela A. MS, RN, FAAN
  3. Jones, Cheryl B. PhD, RN, FAAN

Abstract

Chief nursing officers (CNOs) develop environments in which quality patient care is delivered and nurses enjoy professional practice. Because of the growing turbulence in this vital role, the American Organization of Nurse Executives conducted a study to examine CNO turnover as described in interviews with CNOs and healthcare recruiters to inform the development of strategies to improve CNO recruitment and retention and ease transition for those who turn over. The authors present the findings from this research and describe American Organization of Nurse Executives' initiatives to address the identified needs.