Why Nurses Quit

November 2008
HealthLeaders Magazine;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p41
The article offers guidelines for reducing nursing turnover and improvement of employee satisfaction. It reports that by 2025, the shortage of U.S. registered nurses could reach as high as 500,000 and more than one-third of nurses plan to retire or change their career in 2009 to 2011. It is mentioned that nurses want to work for an employer or a healthcare organization that offers them empowerment, flexible scheduling and mentoring programs.


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