This is not a nursing turnover.
When nurses leave a facility, this research says:
- “costs of nurse turnover have reported results ranging from about $22,000 to over $64,000 (U.S.) per nurse turnover”
- “Turnover costs, in general, have been estimated to range between 0.75 to 2.0 times the salary of the departing individual”
The cost to facilities also includes:
- Advertising and recruitment
- Vacancy costs (e.g., paying for agency nurses, overtime, closed beds, hospital diversions, etc.)
- Orientation and training
- Decreased productivity
- Potential patient errors, compromised quality of care
- Poor work environment and culture, dissatisfaction, distrust
- Loss of organizational knowledge
- Additional turnover
The real questions are:
Is there really a nursing shortage?
Do facilities assess and measure nurse retention?
Do they conduct exit interviews to find out why nurses leave?
Do employers attempt to address issues that affect low morale?
What is the average amount of experience for the nurses at that facility?
Are employers even asking these questions?
Here is the original research article:
(author note: this pic is from a photo archive of Spanish Flu victims. One of the dangerous aspects of this epidemic is that it could kill within hours, even a young, healthy subject.)
This article explores the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu Epidemic. It offers some historical, medical, and social insight on one of the most virulent strains of pathogens to take down a significant portion of the population. Apparently, the battle against misinformation is an on-going one.
(Author note: This picture is realistic of nurses, in that, they are not sitting down.)
For those of you, on the edge of your seat, following my blog; the lull you have been experiencing has been the result of finishing up the latest semester towards my BSN. Working full time, along with managing fatherly and husbandly duties, has kept me from sharing my mundane observations with the blogging world. I am in the process of signing up for my next class. I have also decided to pursue my Critical Care Nursing Certification. I hope to sit for that test this Fall. I have added a picture of nurses studying to emphasize my recent academic pursuits.
Yet another list written about night shift that perpetuates the lie that we sit around and eat bon-bons. This sh#t needs to stop.
Do you prefer working at night? Why do you think night shifts are better?
Source: 5 Night Shift Benefits Nurses May Not Have Realized Yet – Nurseslibs
You don’t have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.
Source: The 9 Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make at Work
Hmmmmm. Some comments have potential viability to confirm through research.
From a University of Southern California survey, male nurses make $5000/year more across all specialties than their female counterparts. This was proven in our survey as well. And more importantly
Source: Although women dominate the nursing profession, do men make more money?