Factors influencing turnover intentions of new graduate nurses employed in float pools
thesisposted on 23.05.2021, 14:18 by Sarah McDermid-Flabbi
Nursing turnover is a growing concern yet little is known about the turnover intentions of new graduate nurses (NGNs) employed in float pools. The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between job satisfaction, work environment and psychological capital and turnover intentions among NGNs employed in float pools in acute care hospitals. A descriptive crosssectional, correlational non-experimental design was utilized with a sample of 56 NGNs employed in the float pool at two quaternary Canadian hospitals. Data were collected using an online survey and analyzed using multiple hierarchical regression. Job satisfaction was found to be the most significant predictor of turnover intentions and the overall study model accounted for 25-27% of variance of turnover intentions. Further development of organizational strategies is needed to improve job satisfaction, reduce turnover and improve retention to optimize patient care delivery, prevent loss of valuable clinical expertise and reduce costs of turnover.