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From shortage to solution: A study of nursing retention policies in British Columbia

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(Project) M.P.P.
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The nursing shortage in British Columbia is causing significant issues across the province and threatens to collapse the entire healthcare system. As of 2022, there is a shortage of approximately 3,570 nurses, a number that has been steadily increasing due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. A major contributor to this shortage is lack of retention, or a shortfall of incentives for nurses to remain in the workforce despite its challenges. This study uses a jurisdictional scan and multi-criteria analysis (MCA) to identify and analyze new policies to retain the current nursing workforce. The study concludes with a bundle of policy recommendations for hospitals, healthcare providers, and the provincial government to maintain, preserve, and improve the current number of nurses in BC.
53 pages.
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Thesis advisor: Jaramillo, Grace
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