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Factors influencing the intent to return to practice (work) of inactive RNs
Hwang, Nami; Jang, Insun; Park, Eunjun;
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The purpose of this study is to examine factors affecting the intent of re-employment of inactive registered nurses. This study presents a secondary analysis of data collected in `Nurse Turnover On-line Survey` by Korean Nurses Association and Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs in 2014. The analysis shows that 70.9% of inactive RNs has an intent to return to practice, and most of them preferred `flexible working options` (47.8%) or `fixed day shifts` (43.3%) as a work pattern. Main reasons for resigning from their last job have been found to be `high work intensity` (18.8%) and `difficulties of night shifts` (16.7%). Inactive married RNs who have working histories in a general hospital or a long-term care hospital or have preferences for traditional shift works showed a stronger intent to return to practice than their reference group. Our study shows that, for inactive RNs to return to practice, it is recommendable to adopt various non-traditional working patterns, to make a staffing distribution considering the labor intensity and to develop education programs designed to increase RNs` professional satisfaction.
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