The Making TRACS to Improve Nurse Retention project seeks to answer the question of whether the retention rate of registered nursing staff in one hospital can be improved through the collaborative development and use of an evidence-based nurse retention model, to be known as TRACS (Transition, Resilience, Authentic Leadership, Commitment, Support).
Registered nurse retention is a clearly identified problem in healthcare in the UK and more widely, compromising healthcare systems, individuals’ wellbeing and patient care quality. Some factors associated with intention to leave are understood, but ways of improving retention and maintaining that improvement have not been researched.
The team have put together a short video discussing their project, which can be viewed below. The video explores what the project is about, what happened and what the results were. It also provides glimpses into the project's dissemination event: the Improving Nurse Retention Conference 2019.