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Turnover Intention Among New Nurses: A Generational Perspective

Lavoie-Tremblay, Melanie PhD, RN, FRSQ Career Award Junior 1; Paquet, Maxime PhD; Marchionni, Caroline MSc Admin, RN; Drevniok, Ulrika MScA, RN

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: January-February 2011 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 39-45
doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e31819945c1

With the current nursing shortage, it is crucial to understand the aspects of the nursing work environment that are related to turnover in new generation nurses. The Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index was administered to new nurses in Quebec from different generations to determine what domains of the work environment were related to turnover intention. Results can help nurses in leadership and development positions target interventions to retain new graduates.

The authors present a study of turnover in new generation nurses in Canada.

Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay, PhD, RN, FRSQ Career Award Junior 1 is Assistant Professor, McGill University School of Nursing, Montréal, Québec, Canada, and Researcher, Research Center, Fernand Seguin Hopital Louis-H. Lafontaine, Quebec, Canada.

Maxime Paquet, PhD, is Research Professional, Research and Intervention Centre for Healthy Workplaces, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Caroline Marchionni, MSc Admin, RN, is Knowledge Broker, McGill University Health Centre in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Ulrika Drevniok, MScA, RN, is Research Coordinator, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay, PhD, RN, Career Award Junior 1, School of Nursing, McGill University, 3506 University Street, Montréal, Québec, H3A 2A7, Canada. (e-mail:

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