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Nurse Retention: 30% of Nurses Bullied at Work

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, January 20th, 2015

Thirty percent of hospital nurses say they feel bullied at work (Jackson Healthcare survey), which has a profound impact on nurse retention.

In survey data based on responses from 1,333 hospital-based registered nurses, they found:

Nurses feel bullied by a various coworkers, including senior management (13 percent), fellow nurses being cliquey or rude (11 percent), nursing administration and leaders (5 percent) and physicians (5 percent).

bullying nurse retention Bullying has a marked negative affect on job satisfaction, according to the survey. Nurses who feel bullied are more likely to say their profession has taken a turn for the worse. They also report feeling isolated and wasting time on tasks others could do.

Addressing this issue can lead to positive outcomes for nurses and the hospital, according to Bob Schlotman, chief marketing officer of Jackson Healthcare. “Maintaining a positive workplace culture in our hospitals not only fosters better job satisfaction, it can also improve a nurse’s performance and subsequently, even enhance patient outcomes,” he said.

To learn ways to reduce bullying in your organization and increase nurse retention visit SelfCare for HealthCare™. Contact me today to discuss bringing me in for a presentation during Nurses Week!

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