June 14, 2017

Importance of factors associated with nurse retention

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

Clinical and managerial competence, engagement with employees, and presence on the unit were the most important factors for retaining a satisfied nursing workforce in this study.

A total of 279 nurses at a 391-bed Magnet hospital were surveyed with the Baptist Health Nurse Retention Questionnaire.

Results showed that each of the 12 items on the questionnaire were moderately to highly important to those surveyed.

Analysis of variance based on generation, degree, unit, and experience found no significant differences on subscale scores of nursing practice, management, and staffing.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the importance of factors related to nurse retention. BACKGROUND: Retaining nurses within the healthcare system is a challenge for hospital administrators. Understanding factors important to nurse retention is essential. METHODS: Responses of …

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