Retaining rural and remote area nurses. The Queensland, Australia experience.

  title={Retaining rural and remote area nurses. The Queensland, Australia experience.},
  author={Desley Gail Hegney and Alexandra McCarthy and Cath Rogers-Clark and Don Gorman},
  journal={The Journal of nursing administration},
  volume={32 3},
Because higher-than-average turnover rates for nurses who work in remote and rural areas are the norm, the authors conducted a study to identify professional and personal factors that influenced rural nurses' decisions to resign. Using a mail survey, the authors gathered qualitative and quantitative data from nurses who had resigned from rural and remote areas in Queensland, Australia. Their findings, categorized into professional and rural influences, highlight the importance of work force… CONTINUE READING
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