Understanding New Registered Nurses’ Intent To Stay at Their Jobs

Nursing turnover is costly for health care organizations. Newly licensed registered nurses work behavior is a complex process, influenced by their attitudes toward their work, personal characteristics, job opportunities, and workplace attributes. Several characteristics are significant in predicting satisfaction (ethnicity, gender) and organizational commitment (patient load, mandatory overtime, shift, and unit type) and intent to stay (income, age) over and above work attitudes.


Kovner, C. T., Brewer, C. S., Greene, W., & Fairchild, S.

Nursing Economics, 27(2), 81-98.

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