Oregon Center for Nursing Report: Reasons Behind High Turnover Rates Among Oregon’s Nurse Faculty
11/08/17 Portland, Ore.
A new report from the Oregon Center for Nursing provides insight into reasons behind high turnover rates among Oregon’s nurse faculty
A new report from the Oregon Center for Nursing provides insight into reasons behind high turnover rates among Oregon’s nurse faculty. The report, “Oregon’s Nurse Faculty: Why Are They Leaving?” is a follow up to faculty surveys conducted in 2009, 2011 and 2014.
Nursing education programs experience some of the highest turnover rates in the nursing workforce. Though there has been strong anecdotal evidence for years, quanitfying how and why so many educators leave nurse faculty positions each year will help nursing programs make important decisons about how to retain faculty.
To conduct the study, Oregon Center for Nursing, with assistance from the Oregon State Board of Nursing, identified educators who had left one or more positions in the last three years. Individuals were contacted and asked to participate in a short survey to explain their reasons for leaving their positions.
Almost 3 out of 5 educators left their position with another job already in place, and most of those new jobs were not in nursing education. Faculty cited many reasons for leaving their positions, but the most popular were issues with salary, unrealistic workload and lack of collegiality and appreciation.
To view or download “Oregon’s Nurse Faculty: Why Are They Leaving?”, or other reports on Oregon’s nursing workforce, visit the Reports page at www.oregoncenterfornursing.org