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Research teams representing eighteen European countries examined data from hundreds of hospitals, 15,000 nurses, and thousands more patients to study the role nursing work environments and nursing staff deployment play in nurse recruitment, retention, productivity and patient outcomes.

<strong>Portugal</strong>Portugal <strong>The Netherlands</strong>The Netherlands <strong>Greece</strong>Greece <strong>Spain</strong>Spain <strong>Ireland</strong>Ireland <strong>Poland</strong>Poland SwitzerlandSwitzerland
<strong>Belgium</strong>Belgium <strong>Sweden</strong>Sweden <strong>United States</strong>United States <strong>Italy</strong>Italy <strong>Finland</strong>Finland <strong>Norway</strong>Norway <strong>People's Republic of China</strong>People's Republic of China

About the RN4CAST-EU

Dr. Aiken convening with RN4CAST-EU partners to write one of three research project reports to the study's major funding source, The <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/index_en.cfm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme</a>,Dr. Aiken convening with RN4CAST-EU partners to write one of three research project reports to the study's major funding source, The European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme,The Consortium is comprised of nursing and health care researchers, educators and scientists representing a total of 18 countries including the USA and three International Cooperating Partner Countries  (ICPC) of the European Union making it the largest consortium ever in this domain. 

The Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, KU Leuven, in Belgium acts as the coordinator in Europe. Center Director, Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, is the vice coordinator of the the RN4CAST-EU Consortium and leads a team of researchers in the United States. 

The RN4CAST-EU gives nurse researchers the opportunity to compile and disseminate the evidence for improving nurse retention and patient outcomes.