Perceived impact of nurse turnover on the organization: A Delphi study on managers of nursing

Sai Sawada, Yukie Takemura, Tamaki Isobe, Hiroe Koyanagi, Ryohei Kida

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Aims: The study aimed to identify the aspects and items of nurse turnover impact on organizations as perceived by nursing management. Background: Turnover rate does not capture the extent to which an organization is affected by turnover. Another indicator is required to assess the control status of turnover impact. Methods: A Delphi study was conducted in 2021, where 2670 managers of nursing at 712 hospitals were asked to complete the survey three times. Factor analysis was conducted on these items for which a consensus was reached. Results: Overall, 232 managers who responded multiple times, including the third survey, were included in the analysis. Consensus was reached for 36 items affected by turnover and considered important for nursing management. Using exploratory factor analysis, the following six factors were extracted: quality of nursing care, physical and mental health of nursing staff, workload and working conditions of nursing staff, relationships among nursing staff members, sense of responsibility among nursing staff, and cost and benefit of hiring replacement personnel. Conclusions: Six factors consisting of 36 items were extracted that can be used to assess the impact of nurse turnover. Implications for Nursing Management: Nurse managers can assess the status of the organization more appropriately by understanding the factors that impact nurse turnover in vaious facilitites and look at strategies to overcome the impact on nurse staffing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3168-3177
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 10-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Leadership and Management


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