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Battersby, D, Kermode, S, Boylan, C, van der Wal, J, Kerr, R & King, B 1989, 'Calculating nursing turnover in New South Wales', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 4-7.

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Abstract

A study of nursing staff turnover is being carried out by the Nursing Research Team from the Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education for the New South Wales College of Nursing and the New South Wales Department of Health. The general aim of the study is to provide information about the annual rate of loss of registered nurses from public hospitals and licensed private hospitals in NSW. This paper provides background details about the project and recent attempts to understand the problem of nursing staff turnover. Brief mention is made of Australian and overseas literature and recent calls for methodological and conceptual precision in calculation nursing turnover. Reference is made to 'Nursing Turnover Indices' and other statistical descriptors used to guide this research.