The Relationship Between Nursing Staffs' Retention and Satisfaction of Holding Over Measures

Monday, 30 July 2012

Su-Chen Kuo, MS
Nursing Department, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan, Taiwan
ChI-Wen Lei, MS
Personnel Registry, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Taiwan, Tainan, Taiwan

Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to understand the effects of hospital nurse retention programs in the other country.

Learning Objective 2:


 This study aimed to explore the relevant factors that impact nursing staffs’ retention of holding over to further discussion of nursing staffs’ retention and satisfaction of holding over measures.


 This cross-sectional survey study took a total of 406 nursing staffs in a regional teaching hospital in southern Taiwan from July to August 2011 as the objects (90.2% of recovery rate ). The structured questionnaire contains "basic personal information", "holding over intention" and "retention measures satisfaction" which includes eight parts: "training and counseling for new nurse staffs," "work arrangement", "staffing", "environment", "care", "leadership," "salary," "benefits" and "professional growth and development."


  1.The statistic significant differences in nursing staffs’ intention of holding over show   that general directors of nursing care, nurses with more children and higher seniority and married nurses remain stronger intention than others.

2.Nursing staffs’ retention and satisfaction of holding over measures are positively related with "current paperwork load," "patient number taking care of," "working hour each day" and "leisure activities providing" and " related benefits as day-care center, infant care or others providing" as the measures with lowest satisfaction.


  1. Paperwork load of nursing staffs is recommended to be reduced with work simplification to reduce the work load.
  2. Related benefits as day-care center, infant care or others are recommended to be provided.
  3. Provide all kinds of leisure activities to increase staffs’ retention of holding over.