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Gratitude in Nursing1Gratitude in NursingTiffany ParsleyGrand Canyon University: NRS 433VAugust 22, 2018
Gratitude in NursingIntroductionNursing is a booming career in the current day. However, one of the biggest issues with the nursing profession is retention. Many nurses will start a job and either dislike it or want to move forward in their career. The baby boomers are also retiring and we are losing nurses from that direction as well. It is a problem in all settings, inpatient and outpatient. The cost of hiring a new nurse can be as expensive as twice their normal salary. Most require an orientation program that can range from three weeks to ten weeks. The only way to reduce this massive turnover of nurses is to increase retention rates. This is also correlated with job satisfaction. If a nurse is happy, they will stay in their role longer. One would think that salary and compensation would have a lot to do with job satisfaction, but it really doesn’t impact it that much. Gratitude actually had a massive impact on job satisfaction and even helped with decreasing burnout. If you are being praised about how well you are doing at your job, you will want to continue doing it. It canmake you feel good about yourself and make you happier throughout your day. Knowing that your leadership cares about you make you feel more supported. You spend over one third of your

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