High nursing turnover is costly for health care organizations. Many newly licensed registered nurses (NLRN) frequently quit their positions within one year of starting work, which is sooner than experienced RNs. In this article, the authors review the literature to better understand the nurses’ intent to stay; there is a strong relationship between intent to stay in a job and turnover. A survey was conducted of NLRNs to see what made a difference in their intent to stay in a job. In total, 1,933 nurses participated in the survey.
Findings from this study may help hospitals decrease turnover rates for newly-trained nurses.