Organizational tenure and the perceived importance of retention factors in nursing homes.

Academic Article


  • Health care organizations can avoid substantial turnover costs through retention strategies geared to the varying needs of employees. The study on which this article is based examined retention needs of registered nurses in nursing homes and found that they varied by tenure. Low tenure nurses preferred learning opportunities and advancement potential while high tenure nurses favored work flexibility. Implications for retention policy in nursing homes are discussed.
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  • Adult, Analysis of Variance, Attitude of Health Personnel, Career Mobility, Factor Analysis, Statistical, Humans, Job Satisfaction, Middle Aged, Nursing Administration Research, Nursing Homes, Nursing Staff, Organizational Culture, Personnel Turnover, Surveys and Questionnaires, Time Factors, Workforce
  • Author List

  • Proenca EJ; Shewchuk RM
  • Start Page

  • 65
  • End Page

  • 73
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 2