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The Main Reasons Why Registered Nurses Leave Their Jobs

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  1. Egyptian Doctor

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    Listed here are the main reasons why nurses leave their jobs.

    The first is the pursuit of greener pasture. Nurses in some states are licensed to open their own clinics and offer almost similar services as those in medical facilities. This is allowed due to the fact that even in hospitals the nurses do most of the screening, diagnosis and then make recommendations to the doctors. Other fields that require nurses have also opened up allowing for diversity of the practise. All these opportunities have caused many nurses to leave their nursing jobs for better jobs in other sectors.

    Effects of long working hours and lifestyle changes are also causing departure from the profession. For instance parents who have to work over the weekends or long hours will often opt to leave employment so that they are able to spend more weekends and time with their families.

    Registered nurses often suffer from stress due to the nature of the profession. Nurses get a lot heat for any occurrences in the hospital from doctors, patients and relatives of patients. This is added to the fact that these people witness a lot of death and the accompanying mourning.

    Burnouts are also experienced largely due to the frequent shortages, which leave the nurses always over loaded. The increased work load means that some nurses do not get even time to eat or to take a break, with the addition of the long working hours and some weekends, burnouts are unavoidable.

    After such hectic days, the lack of respect that the nurses experience from the medical facility administration, patients and their relatives and doctors, completely wears out what little left strength that is left. Also cited as part of the reason for departing, is disruptive behaviour that nurses have to endure from doctors.

    At times even with such workloads and stress, some nurses are underpaid. This imbalance sooner or later reduces the motivation to work and the nurses walk away from their professions in favour of other jobs that pay better or have a lower workload.

    Lack of passion may also contribute to the exodus of nurses. Many people know that all nursing jobs pay well but after working in one or two medical facilities and they do not see an increase in the salary, such nurses quit.

    In some areas poor working conditions have been also identified, these include the lack of areas where the nurses can take a break from their rounds. The lack of a supporting environment leads to wearing out of nurses. Lastly relocation is another reason for the migration from nursing to other fields.

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    May be they will get better job and salary in some other hospital or any other country.
     

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