Improving nursing assistant turnover and stability rates in a long-term care facility

Robin E. Remsburg, Karen A. Armacost, Richard G Bennett

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In this study, we developed formulas to calculate nursing assistant turnover and stability rates, identified reasons for termination and facility-specific strategies to reduce turnover, and evaluated the effectiveness of implemented strategies. Although turnover remained relatively unchanged (23% in 1, 28% in 2), the stability rate remained high (76% in 1, 75% in year 2). Tracking turnover rates without tracking stability yields an incomplete picture of a facility's efforts to attract and retain qualified employees. Achieving high stability rates in addition to low turnover rates are important goals, and we have included some recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
JournalGeriatric Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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