Leadership | 09.19.23
Nurses Whose Managers Prioritize Career Development Are Much More Likely to Stay in Their Jobs
Nurses with managers who support their development are 10.6 times more likely to stay in their job, according to a survey of 1,600 health care providers (combined with 3.65 million respondents in a health care industry benchmark database) by Perceptyx. Nurses with opportunities for learning in their roles are 7.3 times more likely to stay with their employers in the near term. Doctors who believe that leadership listens to them are 3.0 times more likely to stay with their employer, and those with confidence in their senior leadership are 6.0 times more likely to intend to stay. Doctor and nurse attrition is declining when compared with the spike seen immediately following the pandemic. While a majority of nurses (55 percent) and 45 percent of physicians have considered leaving their job since the onset of the pandemic—15 percent to 20 percent even said they would leave the industry altogether—the 2023 numbers have dropped. About 33 percent of nurses and 25 percent of doctors now want to leave their jobs, with 12 percent of nurses and 10 percent of doctors considering leaving the industry.