Question: Why do nurses quit?

A lot of stress, exhaustion, burnout. People are just done. They want to leave the profession altogether. They want to be able to work safely in an environment, have the staffing that they need to safely care for patients and keep communities healthy.

What causes nurses to leave the profession?

A graduate nurse will have different reasons for leaving than a seasoned nurse, which is why retention interventions should not be one size fits all. Common reasons for leaving are insufficient staffing and increased stress levels.

What is the burnout rate for nurses?

Findings This secondary analysis of cross-sectional survey data from more than 50 000 US registered nurses (representing more than 3.9 million nurses nationally) found that among nurses who reported leaving their current employment (9.5% of sample), 31.5% reported leaving because of burnout in 2018.

What does nurse burnout look like?

RN burnout symptoms. Always feeling tired or fatigued. Dreading going to work. Emotional and physical exhaustion. Feeling apathetic about helping others.

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