Can’t get no…new nurse satisfaction

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed and penned-in at your new job and the above has been your work-a-day tune, you’re not alone.  In fact, those are the very reasons, according to a new study, that push new nurses to find work elsewhere:

The study [also] found that high workload and organizational constraints decreased new registered nurses’ satisfaction with their jobs. Those variables, in addition to mandatory overtime, also decreased new nurses’ commitment to their organizations. (Red Orbit)

Factors that put a smile on a new RN’s face?

  • Variety
  • Autonomy
  • Supervisory support
  • Workgroup cohesion
  • Procedural justice (rights are applied universally to all employees)
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Collegial nurse/doctor relations

Hospitals?  Administrators?  Are you listening?? Full details of the research findings can be found in the March/April issue of Nursing Economics.

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