Date of Graduation

Fall 12-15-2017

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions

First Advisor

Mike Bueno

Second Advisor

Danijela Pavlic


Retention, competency, job satisfaction, and lateral violence are issues facing the nursing workforce, especially newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs). The United States is facing a nursing shortage; therefore it is important to develop strategies to retain qualified registered nurses (RNs). The Master of Science in Nursing/Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN/CNL) student team conducted a literature review on how to address these issues. A mentorship program is the proposed intervention to assist novice nurses during their transition into the nursing role. The student team performed a needs assessment through surveys and interviews to gain valuable data on the medical center. The assessment informed recommendations for implementation and evaluation of a mentorship program. Results showed that positive responses for a mentorship program from both staff nurses and nursing leadership. Common themes emerged and assisted in the development of the recommendations for the medical center.

Included in

Nursing Commons