What is it about?

This study explains why it's crucial to keep nurses in their jobs globally. We identified four key factors that help nurses stay: motivation, intention, support strategies, and their connection to their work. Various factors, like the healthcare system and workplace conditions, influence nurse retention. When nurses stay, it benefits them, their hospitals, and the healthcare system. This research emphasizes the importance of retaining nursing staff worldwide.

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Why is it important?

This study delves into the pressing issue of nurse retention in a way that's unique and timely. We've identified the key factors influencing nurses' decisions to stay in their roles, offering insights that can be applied globally. In today's healthcare landscape, with ongoing challenges and workforce shortages, understanding and addressing nurse retention is more critical than ever. Our research not only sheds light on this issue but also provides practical knowledge for healthcare organizations seeking to retain their nursing staff effectively. This work could make a significant difference in healthcare outcomes, making it a must-read for anyone involved in healthcare management and policy.


This publication is exceptionally relevant due to its focused analysis of nurse retention, offering a clear understanding of its factors and impacts. In the current healthcare landscape, where nurse shortages are prevalent, this work provides actionable insights for healthcare leaders, policymakers, and nurses themselves. It's a timely call to prioritize nurse retention for better patient care and a more sustainable healthcare system.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Concept analysis of nurse retention, Nursing and Health Sciences, July 2019, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/nhs.12629.
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