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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2009-06-15
  • Title
    Predictors of home healthcare nurse retention
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Year
    2008
  • Author
    Ellenbecker CH, Porell FW, Samia L, Byleckie JJ & Milburn M
  • Description
    "PURPOSE: To examine the level of job satisfaction and test a theoretical model of the direct and indirect effects of job satisfaction, and individual nurse and agency characteristics, on intent to stay and retention for home healthcare nurses. DESIGN: A descriptive correlation study of home healthcare nurses in six New England states. METHODS: Home healthcare nurse job satisfaction self-report data was collected with the HHNJS survey questionnaire & Retention Survey Questionnaire. FINDINGS: Based on a structural equation model, job tenure and job satisfaction were the strongest predictors of nurse retention. CONCLUSIONS: Understanding the variables associated with home healthcare nurse retention can help agencies retain nurses in a time of severe nurse shortages and increased patient demand." (excerpt from website abstract)
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment, Good/Promising Practices in Nursing Recruitment and Retention
  • Keywords
    retention, home healthcaare, United States, job satisfaction
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