Attrition Analysis and Retention Strategies Among Staff Nurses – A Survey Study
Background: In most countries’ nurses are in short supply, but not as acute as in developing countries. An advanced world fulfils its role by attracting nurses from other countries, while developing countries cannot compete with higher wages. Aims & Objective: The current study was undertaken to analyse the reason for attrition and strategies for retention among staff nurses working at Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai. Material & Methods: The subjects from the hospital about 50 nurses were selected for this study by simple random sampling method. The research design was organized and analyzed in terms of both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The study findings showed that a vast majority of nurses i.e. 35 samples (70%) had high attrition rate and 15 samples (30%) had moderate attrition rate. The attrition rate may vary in association with demographic variables results of the research showed that recommended counselling and social assistance will help and improve the quality of life of nurses and allow them to retain in the same hospital. Conclusion: The nurse administrator should motivate the staff nurses by conducting programs for their good lifestyle. Many service education programs should be organized for nurses to update their knowledge.
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