Journal of Advanced Nursing

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Edited By: Roger Watson

Impact Factor: 1.527

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 14/104 (Nursing (Social Science)); 16/106 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1365-2648

VI: Workforce

Should I stay or Should I go? Reviewing the Evidence on Nurses’ turnover
August 2012

Edited by James Buchan

Nursing, as never before, needs good evidence about the value of its contribution. One key aspect of this is to develop a better understanding of nurses’ job satisfaction and turnover intentions.

Health workforce stability can contribute to better care delivery, and health organisations incur costs every time a nurse leaves their employment. Policy makers need a firm grasp of what makes nurses want to nurse, even in challenging circumstances, and what will retain and motivate them.

This edition highlights the range of evidence that emerges from papers on nurse turnover published in JAN, reports on what makes the profession tick, and gives policy pointers.

Nurses' turnover: reviewing the evidence, heeding the results?
James Buchan

Job satisfaction, occupational commitment and intent to stay among Chinese nurses: a cross sectional questionnaire survey
Lin Wang, Hong Tao, Carol H Ellenbecker and Xiaohong Liu

Leaving the organization or the profession – a multilevel analysis of nurses' intentions
Michael Simon, Bernd Hans Müller and Hans Martin Hasselhorn

The intention to continue nursing: work variables affecting three nurse generations in Australia
Kate Shacklock and Yvonne Brunetto

Global role shifting and healthcare
Jane Noyes

Nurses’ intention to leave the profession: integrative review
Mervi Flinkman, Helena Leino-Kilpi and Sanna Salanterä

Job satisfaction and turnover intent of primary healthcare nurses in rural South Africa: a questionnaire survey
Peter Delobelle, Jakes L. Rawlinson et al.

Staying in nursing: what factors determine whether nurses intend to remain employed?
Matthew R. Carter and Ann E. Tourangeau

The end of growth? Analysing NHS nurse staffing
James Buchan and Ian Seccombe

Predictors of actual turnover in a national sample of newly licensed registered nurses employed in hospitals
Carol S. Brewer, Christine T. Kovner et al.