Date of Award


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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Committee Chair

Quanza Mooring


The purpose of this study was to explore job satisfaction and retention of front line nurse managers. Retention of nurses in the workplace is a primary focus of health care systems. Helen Erickson, Evelyn Tomlin, and Mary Ann Swain’s Theory of Modeling and Role Modeling served as the theoretical framework for this study. The literature shows that there is prevalence of nurse manager job satisfaction and retention. A quantitative study was performed using 6-point Likert scale and the participants’ demographics to determine the level of job satisfaction, recommendation for nurse leadership as a career, and retention. Descriptive statistics were used and the results showed nurse managers are satisfied as a nurse leader, they recommend nurse leadership as a career, however they intend to leave current position in next five years. This study serves to add to the current literature.

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