Nurse Managers’ Competency Toward the Anticipated Turnover of Staff Nurses at Madinah City, Saudi Arabia

Md Dilshad Manzar, Mansor Abdulrahman Abu Hussain, Kayd Ayed Al_Erwi, Bander Saleh Alrasheedi


Nurses’ turnover in health institutions is a global issue, and nurse managers’ influence can be useful in providing work satisfaction, which may lessen this problem. In this article, the researcher aims to determine the skills of nurse managers that have a relationship with the anticipated turnover of staff nurses. The researcher used quantitative article utilizing three designs, descriptive-evaluative, descriptive- comparative and descriptive correlational. The article has a total of 219 respondents, of whom 69 are nurse managers, and 150 are staff nurses and used an online survey in selected hospitals in Madinah City. The researcher used weighted mean and Pearson’s r to identify the relationship between nurse managers’ skill and anticipated staff nurse turnovers. Among the results of the article, the overall answer of the nurse managers is “somewhat true.” The highest grand mean of 3.9568 was for the interpersonal skills, and the lowest was of 3.4417 for the conceptual skills. With regard to the anticipated turnover of nurses, they answered that they strongly agree that “if I got another job offer tomorrow, I would give it serious consideration” with a total mean of 3.2733. Furthermore, the interpersonal skills of nurse managers have a significant relationship with the anticipated turnover of staff nurses, as assessed by nurse managers. For the nurses’ assessment, the conceptual skills have a significant relationship with the anticipated turnover of the staff nurse. With this result, the article concluded that the staff nurse has a high possibility of leaving the organization, and among leadership skills, interpersonal skills are the strength of nurse managers, and their conceptual skills were their weakness. Health institutions should strengthen nurse managers’ skills through training and education since conceptual skills are a relevant factor of nurse managers’ competency in managing a health organization. Further paper with a larger sample is recommended.

Keywords: Nurse Managers, Competency, Anticipated Turnover, Staff Nurses

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/100-05

Publication date:May 31st 2022

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