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Reasons Registered Nurses Leave or Change Employment Status

Strachota, Ellen PhD, RN; Normandin, Pamela MSN, RN, CCRC; O’Brien, Nancy AMLS; Clary, Mary RN, CCRC; Krukow, Belva MSN, RN

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Abstract

High turnover of nurses compromises patient care and adds to the cost of healthcare. To determine why nurses changed positions or left a midwestern health system, the authors surveyed registered nurses who voluntarily terminated or changed their employment status to as-needed (PRN) within a 9-month period. They discuss the most frequent reasons given for these changes and suggest solutions for retention.

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

 

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