In the news: Medscape addresses issues of burnout in new nursing graduates

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, May 5, 2010

A study in Journal Medscape Today finds alarming trends in turnover rates for new graduates of nursing school. The study, entitled “New Graduate Burnout: The Impact of Professional Practice Environment, Workplace Civility, and Empowerment,” notes that nurses experience greater satisfaction with their work when they are empowered to provide care according to professional nursing. According to cited studies, they are less likely to leave their jobs when this occurs..

However, the study also notes that sources have found that 66% of new graduates were, due to negative workplace experiences, experiencing severe burnout. Those in “disempowering work environments” were seen to have a turnover rate of 30% in the first year and 57% after 2 years.

Source: Medscape Today

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