Original Article: PDF OnlyNonlicensed employee turnover in a long-term care facilityGaddy, Troy B.B.A.; Bechtel, Gregory A. R.N., Ph.D.Author Information Graduate Student College of Public and Allied Health Sciences East Tennessee State University Johnson City, Tennessee Associate Professor Department of Nursing Georgia Southern University Statesboro, Georgia Health Care Supervisor: June 1995 - Volume 13 - Issue 4 - p 54-60 Buy Abstract The purpose of this study was to analyze nonlicensed employee turnover in a long-term care facility using Maslow's hierarchy of needs as a framework. During exit interviews, a convenience sample of 34 employees completed an attitudes and beliefs survey regarding their work environment. Findings were mixed; 39.6 percent of the employees stated positive personal relationships were a strength of the organization, although 24.3 percent resigned because of personal/staff conflicts. Financial concerns were not a major factor in their resignations. The study suggests that decreasing nonlicensed employee stress and increasing their personal satisfaction with patient care may decrease employee turnover. © Williams & Wilkins 1995. All Rights Reserved.