Nurses Leaving Summary

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The article “Why Are Nurses Leaving? Findings From an Initial Qualitative Study on Nursing Attrition” by Carol Isaac MacKusick and Ptlene Minick is a qualitative research study with a phenomenological research design. The research question addressed in this article is the experience of registered nurses who flee bedside nursing. The sample provided were registered nurses (RN) in the United States who were mostly Caucasian females varying in ages 40-49. The sample size investigated was ten nurses total. The setting in which this research study was conducted can be inferred as a natural setting. The results were that many registered nurses felt the necessity to leave practice because they were unable to defend themselves against attack or objection.

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