Job and Industry Turnover for Registered and Licensed Vocational Nurses


Joanne Spetz, Jordan Rickles, Susan A. Chapman, Paul Ong

Sep 2008

Most studies of nurse turnover focus on job turnover, which could reflect nurse advancement and thus not be detrimental to the workforce. The authors discuss findings from a study that involved 2 cohorts of graduates from registered nursing and licensed vocational nursing community college programs in California. The duration of employment in the healthcare industry, as well as with specific employers, is tracked, lending a more thorough analysis of nursing job and industry turnover than found in other studies.