Abstract

An aim of this study was to uncover the visible and invisible influences of gender as a social structure in respect to the decision to leave the nursing profession. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eleven female registered nurses who had serious intentions of leaving the nursing profession. Based on the findings of this study, strategies to influence recruitment, practice, and retention in nursing can be developed.

Keywords

post-structural feminism, nurse, intentions to leave, gender

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Exploring the Influence of Gender on Registered Nurses’ Intentions to Leave the Profession

An aim of this study was to uncover the visible and invisible influences of gender as a social structure in respect to the decision to leave the nursing profession. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eleven female registered nurses who had serious intentions of leaving the nursing profession. Based on the findings of this study, strategies to influence recruitment, practice, and retention in nursing can be developed.