In brief

What would make older nurses stay at work?

The Commission on Workplace Advocacy is looking for information on the needs and expectations of the mature/experienced nurse who is at least 40 years old. The goal of the commission is to figure out what can be done to retain the mature/experienced nurse in the work force and to find ways to aid the nurse in his or her transition from employment to retirement.

Information gained from the survey will be disseminated to nurses and administrators throughout the nation and health care, human resources and public organizations. The commission also plans to convene a roundtable to develop and implement products and services that will encourage the mature/experienced nurse to stay in the work force and to assist the retired nurse with this life transition. The 19-item survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be found at http://nursingworld.org/wpa/