There is growing recognition that the achievement of health systems objectives,
including sustaining effective delivery of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC), requires an adequate and effective
nurse workforce. This includes dimensions of effectiveness related to access to
quality services, which in turn requires effective retention and geographic distribution
of scarce nursing skills, within a sustainable workforce.
This policy brief summarises the key points about what is known about effective
policies on nurse workforce retention, with the aim of informing National Nursing
Associations (NNAs) and policy makers.