Date of Conferral
Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
Although predictions for the supply of registered nurses (RNs) is projected to increase to 3,849,000 by 2025, the demand for RNs is projected to grow to 3,509,000. The purpose of this single case study was to explore the strategies some recruiters in a nonprofit health care facility used to recruit RNs. The conceptual lens used for this study was general systems theory. Through a purposeful sample of 3 recruiters at a nonprofit health care facility located in New York, data collection occurred through semistructured interviews, reviewing job boards and the company website, and taking field notes the day of the interviews. Data analysis involved a process of organizing, coding, arranging data into common themes relevant to the research question, and interpreting the data. Member checking was used to enhance the credibility and validity of the data. Through thematic analysis, 4 themes emerged: partnering with colleges, strategies in recruiting RNs, partnering with professional organizations to recruit RNs, and updating the website. Using multiple job boards to promote available RN positions was also identified as a strategy to recruit RNs. Identifying strategies to recruit RNs may assist human resource leaders in a challenging business environment in which the supply of qualified RNs is low. The study findings have implications for positive social change for recruiters in a nonprofit health care facility and in the community. Recruiters in a nonprofit health care facility that recruit qualified RNs may assist with improving the nonprofit mission, identifying sickness or disease, and assisting with proper treatment for patients.