International Nursing Review

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Edited By: Sue Turale

Impact Factor: 1.517

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 30/116 (Nursing)

Online ISSN: 1466-7657

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Early nurse attrition in New Zealand and associated policy implications
L. Walker and J. Clendon

Around the world nurse attrition continues to be a problem plaguing quality health care delivery. At a time when health care agencies are struggling with optimal staffing of nurses, it is imperative that countries look at the reasons why nurses are leaving the profession. Such reasons may be different from country to country. As the authors of this article point out, nurse attrition studies may be lacking, as was the case in their own country of New Zealand. This is a very useful study to read. Analysis of data following an online survey of 285 registered and enrolled nurses, and nurse practitioners, all under 55 years, determined that the major reasons they left the profession were: workplace concerns; personal challenges; career factors; family reasons; lack of confidence; leaving for overseas; unwillingness to complete educational requirements; poor work–life balance; and inability to find suitable nursing work. As potential solutions to this issue, the authors recommend attention to positive practice environments, individualized approaches to staff retention, education and work on retention and recruitment policies. Everywhere nurses need to feel they are well supported in safe working environments.

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We are pleased to announce to our readers that the International Nursing Review 2016 Impact Factor has increased to 1.517. This is up from the 2015 result, when we received an impact factor of 1.073.

Journal Ranking 2016: 26/114 in Nursing (Social Science) and 30/116 in Nursing (Science)

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Announcing a new Virtual Issue on nursing burnout. This is a selection of recent papers that focus on emotional exhaustion and other factors causing nursing burnout - you can read these here.

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