The Health Research Educational Trust (HRET), through the American Organization of Nurse Executives' Patient Research and Education Institute (AONE Institute), conducted a study to explore hospital Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) turnover and its impact on the nursing workforce and the quality of hospital care.
About 39 percent of CNOs had left a CNO position (77% voluntarily and 23% involuntarily).
- Voluntary reasons for leaving were: another CNO position, career advancement or development, conflicts with the CEO, job dissatisfaction or family/personal reasons.
- Involuntary reasons for leaving included being asked to resign or terminated; mergers, downsizing or restructuring; and family/personal reasons.
About 62 percent of CNOs expect to change jobs within five years.