Departments: Spotlight On...Recruitment of Nurses Working Outside NursingDuffield, Christine PhD, RN; Pallas, Linda O'Brien PhD, RN; Aitken, Leanne M. PhD, RN; Roche, Michael MHSc, RN; Merrick, Eamon Thomas MHSM, RNAuthor Information Authors' affiliations: Director (Dr Duffield), Adjunct Professor (Dr O'Brien Pallas), Project Coordinator (Mr Roche), and Research Assistant (Mr Merrick), Centre for Health Services Management, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Codirector of the Nursing Effectiveness, Utilization, and Outcomes Research Unit (Dr O'Brien Pallas), Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Senior Research Fellow (Dr Aitken), Queensland Trauma Registry, Centre for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Corresponding author: Christine Duffield, PhD, RN, Centre for Health Services Management, University of Technology, Sydney Australia, PO Box 123, Broadway NSW 2007 Australia ([email protected]). JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: February 2006 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 58-62 Buy Abstract Nurses have always left nursing for other jobs and careers. However, there is some evidence that suggests this occurs now more than ever before as new generations join the workforce, and non-health employers recognize the skills that nurses gain in the profession. The authors provide data on the movement of nurses to careers outside the nursing profession in Australia and reasons for this occurrence and propose solutions. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.