Factors Affecting Nursing Retention in Rural Canada: Managing nursing shortages in Rural Alberta

In this research, we will be identifying the factors that affect retention of nurses in the rural areas, and particularly we will be exploring how such factors including the organizational culture, and the academic preparation of the nurses affect the retention of nurses in the rural areas. It is the objective of this research to explore identify the strategies that have been utilized or are currently being utilized by organizations to deal with this retention challenge. Finally, we will be exploring any new strategies that may be utilized to deal with the retention of nurses in rural areas.