Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of nurses who contributed qualitative responses to the turnover survey

From: Nursing churn and turnover in Australian hospitals: nurses perceptions and suggestions for supportive strategies

  State 1 State 2 State 3 Overall
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age 39.9 (11.57) 44 (11.34) 42.0 (12.18) 41.70 (11.91)
Years nursing 12.7 (10.77) 13.9 (11.62) 14.5 (11.98) 13.9 (11.56)
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Gender     
 Female 100 (91%) 50 (83%) 172 (90%) 322 (89%)
 Male 10 (9%) 10 (17%) 20 (10%) 40 (11%)
Employment status    
 Full time 57 (52%) 40 (67%) 106 (55%) 203 (56%)
 Part time 35 (32%) 20 (33%) 73 (38%) 128 (35%)
 Casual* 18 (16%) 0 (0%) 13 (7%) 31 (9%)
Grade     
 RN 63 (57%) 36 (60%) 129 (67%) 228 (63%)
 EN 23 (21%) 22 (37%) 24 (13%) 69 (19%)
 AIN 2 (2%) 0 (0%) 4 (2%) 6 (2%)
 **Other 22 (20%) 2 (3%) 35 (18%) 59 (16%)
Overall 110 (30%) 60 (17%) 192 (53%) 362
  1. *Casual employment refers to working only on demand by the employer, typically as permanent part-time employees.
  2. **Includes educators and managers.