Thursday, September 11, 2014

One in five nurses quit after a year


A study in the current issue of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice shows that 17.5% of newly licensed RNs leave their first nursing job within the first year.

One in three leave within two years.

Hospitals tends to retain them better than other healthcare organizations.

The study was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

RN turnover is costly for hospitals and other orgs and affects the care you get.

Boy howdy! Nurses who are experienced and know the hospital and how to work the system can keep you alive!

Is it money? Shifts? Office politics? Insurance? Someone better find out.

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