Younger nurses have the highest turnover rates. Partly due to the lack of variety of specialty options and opportunities in nursing. Luckily, due to the nature of correctional healthcare, every day is different. The detention population changes daily as do the skills needed to provide for their care, so nurses get to use all of their skills.
Another way to keep millennial nurses engaged, or at least remain with a company for multiple years, is to offer advancement or educational opportunities.
Millennial nurses value continuing their education and are often interested in opportunities such as tuition reimbursement or classes and workshops offered in areas of interest to them. Nurses will remain loyal to a facility or company that aligns with their goals. At CorrHealth, the educational reimbursement is annual, so that team members can apply each year as they continue toward higher levels of licensure. Our plans to keep up with millennial nurses’ energy and maintain their engagement, include continuous inhouse training as well as keeping a safe, fair, and positive work environment.
If you are early in your nursing career, on a path toward a higher credential, or just a lifelong learner, learn more about CorrHealth!