Nurse-friendly hospital project: Enhancing nurse retention and quality of care

Martha Meraviglia, Susan J. Grobe, Stephanie Tabone, Mary Wainwright, Steve Shelton, Lydia Yu, Clair Jordan

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The present shortage of nurses in the United States is expected to continue. Nurse shortage, the nature of the work environment, and employers' expectations and attitudes, among other factors, influence both nurse retention and quality of patient care. The Nurse-Friendly Hospital Project was designed to improve nurses' work environment in rural and small hospitals in Texas. Findings demonstrate improvements in nurse retention, nurse staffing, and quality of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-313
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Nurse retention
  • Nurse staffing
  • Quality indicators
  • Work environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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