Columbia Nursing Faculty member publishes two research articles on important factors in turnover in Nursing leadership


Dr. Deborah Warden along with colleagues from the University of South Carolina published ‘Turnover Intention Among Nurses in Nurse Managers, Directors, and Executives: Developing a Tool for Measuring Environmental Factors’ in the Journal of Nursing Measurement ( which found that three themes emerged regarding turnover and these included organizational culture, professional vulnerability, and workplace relationships.
The second article titled ‘Current turnover intention among nurse managers, directors, and executives’ was published by Nursing Outlook ( and detailed the very concerning findings that over half of all nurses in formal leadership positions plan to leave their job in the next five years, with one fourth of them planning to leave within two years. This research indicates a critical need for efforts to prepare for this great impact on healthcare.