Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award

4-2021

Document Type

Dissertation

Department

Educational Leadership

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Jeffry White

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Simone Elias

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Andrew Lumpe

Abstract

Medical-surgical nursing unit nurse turnover rates of over 20% annually are consistently higher than other RN specialty turnover rates. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between medical-surgical nurses’ ages, levels of education, and turnover intentions. Ninety-one medical-surgical nurse managers (NMs) recruited from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex responded to the survey questionnaire. The study used inferential statistics. The result of the analyses showed a negative association between educational attainment and turnover rates; however, the relationship was insignificant, rs(91) = -.251, p = .016. The second set of hypotheses considered the relationship between NMs’ tenure and their units’ turnover rates. The result showed a significant negative correlation between years as a manager and turnover rates, rs(91) = -.262, p = .012. The third set of hypotheses considered the relationship between the NMs’ ages and their units’ turnover rates. The result showed a negative correlation between age and turnover, rs(91) = -.273, p = .009. The fourth set of hypotheses considered the relationship between the NMs’ genders and their units’ turnover rates. The result showed a negative correlation between gender and turnover; however, the relationship was determined as insignificant, rs(91) = -.103, p = .0.332.

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