Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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Workshops offer strategies to retain RNs and become the health-care employer of choice

2004-05-26

OTTAWA, May 26, 2004 – In an era dominated by understaffing, low morale and an overreliance on casual/part-time workers, retention of health-care professionals is paramount. To complicate matters further, Ontario’s health-care system will lose 6,000 RNs to retirement or death in the next year alone, and up to 23,000 by 2006.

However, there are tools and strategies available to make the most of your health human resources. The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) is hosting two ground-breaking recruitment and retention workshops in Ottawa, Keep Your Nurses for Life 2004, Recruitment and Retention in Nursing: It Takes a Team and Essential Strategies for Becoming the Health-Care Employer of Choice.

Hosted by Alberta-based health-care recruitment consultant Brian Lee, the first session will focus on increasing work satisfaction and effectiveness, and reducing stress through colleague support. The second will focus on proven strategies to create a positive work environment that keeps employees motivated and satisfied with their work.

WHAT: Keep Your Nurses for Life 2004, Recruitment and Retention in Nursing: It Takes a Team AND Essential Strategies for Becoming the Health-Care Employer of Choice

One full-day workshop sponsored by RNAO’s Centre for Professional Nursing Excellence

WHO: Brian Lee, health-care recruitment consultant and nurses, managers, health-care employers, administrators and human resource professionals.

WHEN: Keep Your Nurses for Life 2004, Recruitment and Retention in Nursing: It Takes a Team AND Essential Strategies for Becoming the Health-Care Employer of Choice

Wednesday, May 26, 2004, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Crowne Plaza, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario

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For more information, please contact:
Marion Zych, Director of Communications, RNAO
Phone: 416-408-5605
Toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext.209
Cell: 647-406-5605
mzych@rnao.org

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