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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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Summers, John B., "Relationship Between Medical-Surgical Nurse Manager Age, Level of Education, Gender, Tenure, and Staff Nurse Turnover" (2021). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 340.