New Nurses: Has the Recession Increased Their Commitment To Their Jobs?


Current evidence suggests that the economic recession has induced retired RNs to reenter nursing and working nurses to work more hours and delay retirement, thus easing the projected RN shortage. We wondered whether the economic downturn had affected new nurses’ work attitudes and behaviors, including those related to turnover.

Brewer, C. S., Kovner, C. T., Yingrengreung, S., & Djukic, M.

American Journal of Nursing, 112(3), 34-44.  doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000412637.63022.d4

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