Factors Influencing Work Productivity and Intent to Stay in Nursing

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susan A. Letvak, Professor, Department Chair, & Undergraduate Programs Director (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: There continues to be a shortage of registered nurses (RNs) with a possible predicted short fall of 36% by 2020 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2006). Despite recent improvements in the hospital nursing shortage, the average hospital vacancy rate for RNs in the United States is 8.5% to 14% with vacancy rates of over 14% in medicalsurgical and critical care areas (American Hospital Association [AHA], 2004, 2006). Much of the employment growth of RNs employed in hospitals has been in nurses over age 50 (Buerhaus, Auerbach, & Staiger, 2007). However, 49% of hospitals surveyed stated it was more difficult to recruit RNs in 2005 than it was in 2004 (AHA, 2006). Hospital nurse staffing is a concern because of the effects a shortage has on patient safety and quality of care (Buerhaus, Donelan, Ulrich, Norman, & Dittus, 2005; Ulrich, Buerhaus, Donelan, Norman, & Dittus, 2005).

Additional Information

NURSING ECONOMICS/May-June 2008/Vol. 26/No. 3
Language: English
Date: 2008
Nursing, Job satisfaction, Job performance, Retention rate

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