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Recruiting and Retaining Nurses in Minnesota.

Ahlburg, Dennis A. and Christine Brown Mahoney.

A professor of industrial relations and a professor of management with a background in nursing teamed up to study nursing shortages in Minnesota in the late 1980s. They found that while higher wages attract nurses to hospitals and increase the likelihood that they will work full-time, they have only a modest effect on keeping nurses in the profession. Nurses with more training (BSNs and diplomas) are more likely to leave the profession and less likely to work full-time than their colleagues with associate degrees. They offer a number of explanations for why rural hospitals have the most difficulty recruiting nurses.

CURA Reporter
Publication date: 
Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Funded by a CURA Interactive Research Grant.
25 (2): 10-14.
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CURA call number: 
Reporter 25 (2)

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