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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: December | Volume: 7 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 141-145

Factors Affecting Job Retention among Nurses Working in Selected Hospitals, Nepal

Shrestha Archana1, Joshi Rashmi2

1Associate Professor, Janamaitri Foundation Institute of Health Sciences, Hattiban, Lalitpur, Nepal
2Lecturer, Patan Academy Of health Sciences school of Nursing and Midwifery (Lalitpur Nursing Campus), Sanepa, Lalitpur, Nepal

Corresponding Author: Shrestha Archana


Objective: The objective of this study was to explore the factors affecting job retention among nurses in public and private teaching hospitals.
Methods: A descriptive research design was conducted in this study. Hundred nurses were selected using non probability sampling technique from a public teaching hospital and a private teaching hospital. A pretested semi-structured self administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. The collected data were transferred into SPSS and analyzed by using descriptive statistics; frequency and percentage. The analyzed data were presented in the tables.
Results: the majority of respondent from public teaching hospital were motivated with financial factors (62%) and fringe benefits (58%) to retain. The majority of respondents from private teaching hospital were motivated with professional development factors (56%), fringe benefits (54%) and collegial factors (52%).The most  (88%) of respondents from both public as well as private teaching hospital felt necessity to have a policy to retain the nurses in their organization.
Conclusion: The nurses working in both public and private teaching are motivated with fringe benefits, interpersonal relationship with colleagues and support from them and job security in retaining in their organizations.

Key words: Nurses, Job retention, Factors affecting

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