Nurse Retention: Thirty Percent of Hospital Nurses Feel Bullied at Work

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, September 16th, 2014

Thirty percent of nurses working in hospitals say they feel bullied at work, according to a recent Jackson Healthcare survey – an alarming statistic for nurse retention.

Nurses feel bullied by a variety of people, including senior management (13%), fellow nurses being cliquey or rude (11%), nursing administration and leaders (5%) and physicians (5%).

Nurse BullyingBullying has a significant negative effect on job satisfaction for nurses, according to the survey. Nurses who feel bullied are more likely to say their profession has taken a turn for the worse. They are also more likely to admit to feeling isolated and waste time on tasks others could do.

Maintaining a positive workplace environment in hospitals not only fosters better job satisfaction, but it also improves nurses’ performance and subsequently, patient outcomes.

To learn how to create supportive, non-bullying environments that increase nurse retention and patient satisfaction, visit SelfCare for HealthCare™ and contact me today to discuss your facility’s needs.

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