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ABSTRACT

Employees with high job satisfaction demonstrate a low job turnover rate. Identifying specific factors related to CNM job satisfaction and restructuring job designs accordingly may reduce CNM job turnover. This approach may also aid in recruiting nurses into the profession and CNMs into open positions. General theories of job satisfaction and the results of research in industry and general nursing are discussed. The results of a preliminary study of CNM job satisfaction indicate that CNMs are mostly satisfied with their jobs. In addition, CNMs in different types of practice show differences in the rank order of job satisfaction factors. Recommendations are made for future research.