Head nurse strategy for increasing nurse retention: A factor analysis

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify factors that may influence strategies for increasing nurse retention. Method: This research is descriptive research using a cross-sectional approach. The study used a total sampling of a head nurse who works in a general hospital in Jakarta. The instrument used was a modification of the nurse's retention strategy instrument developed by Al-Zayyer (2003). Results: The results showed that there is a significant relationship between retention strategy and organizational structure, leadership support, planning function, staffing function, and controlling function (p = 0.002–0.044, α < 0.05). The most dominant factors that influenced retention were leadership support (p = 0.032, OR = 2.817, 95% CI) and staffing function (p = 0.042; OR = 2.714, 95% CI). Conclusions: Nurse retention strategies employed by the head nurse need strong support from hospital management to achieve success in improving nurse retention international databases.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Nurse manager
  • Nurse retention
  • Nurse retention strategy

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