FE004 Costs and Savings
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FE004 Costs and Savings

FE004 Costs and Savings



NURS 6211 Finance and Economics in Healthcare Delivery

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SWOT Analysis: Chief Nursing Retention Officer


  • All training for the program is conducted in-house.
  • The Clinical Center (CC) is implementing the clinical ladder in 2021, and serving as a new-hire champion could facilitate promotion from GS-11 to GS-12.
  • The CC, with 200 beds, is small enough to effectively implement the program and achieve the objective of reducing nursing turnover.
  • As the largest government-funded research facility in the country, implementing the program could potentially save the CC millions.


  • Hiring federal employees involves a lengthy process and obtaining federal clearances.
  • Training managers and new-hire champions will require a significant amount of time.
  • The CC, being a doctor-driven research facility, cannot afford delays in initiating the CNRO program.
  • The current retention department at the CC is weak and ineffective.
  • Hiring a GS-13 is expensive, adding to the financial burden.
  • Data to support the program may not be readily available due to the unique nature of the National Institutes of Health.

NURS 6211 Assessment 4 FE004 Costs and Savings


  • Attaining magnet status is a current goal for the CC, and the CNRO program could contribute to achieving this status.
  • Improving retention can enhance morale, ultimately benefiting patient safety during JACHO inspections.
  • Promotion of an employee to GS-13 within the CC to fill the CNRO position could save time compared to hiring externally.
  • Rebuilding the current retention program using in-house training could lead to significant cost savings, which could then be reinvested in patient care.
  • The implementation of an evidence-based research council (EBR) by shared governance can support nurses with projects within the CC, potentially bolstering the CNRO program.


  • Hiring federal employees is challenging and time-consuming, with potential candidates often opting for other positions, posing a threat to the program’s initiation without securing a GS-13.
  • Convincing the Chief Executive Officer, who is a doctor, to replace the current retention program may prove difficult.
  • Recruiting an adequate number of new-hire champions is essential for the success of the program.
  • Gaining management buy-in and understanding of the program’s significance in reducing nursing turnover could be a challenge.
  • Finding EBR support within a research facility setting might be challenging.

NURS 6211 Assessment 4 FE004 Costs and Savings