Nurse Retention 2.0: How Top Systems Are Strengthening The Workforce

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT 

As nurses exit their roles in alarming numbers and retirements outpace incoming staff, forward-thinking leaders are honing their strategies to build a sustainable workforce pipeline. Flexibility has emerged as a core desire among current and prospective nurses — and health systems like Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.), Emory Healthcare (Atlanta), Allina Health (Minneapolis), Ochsner Health (New Orleans) and Mercy (St. Louis) are considering how it factors into their approach.   

In this interactive session, you'll hear how nurse executives from these top systems are addressing continuous nurse staffing challenges, as well as insights from a recent survey of 500 nurses on their top needs for flexibility and career growth. 

Key learning points:
  • Health systems' current and long-term strategies for building their nursing workforce
  • Bolstering nurse retention through workforce optimization, decreasing reliance on contingent labor
  • Nurses' top preferences for achieving flexibility in scheduling and travel programs, and where technology fits in
  • Key next steps to support nurses' desires while meeting organizational goals 



Meagen Driskill - Jason Grady

Dr. Meagen Driskill DNP, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Vice Chair of Nursing
Mayo Clinic

Betty Jo Rocchio - Jason Grady Cropped

Dr. Betty Jo Rocchio, DNP, CRNA, CENP

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive  

Dr. Carpenter Allina - Jason Grady

Dr. D’Andre Carpenter, DNP, RN

SVP and Chief Nursing Executive
Allina Health


Melissa Kappel

Ochsner Heath

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