Topics: Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Supply
Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care
Despite considerable research on nursing turnover, few studies have considered turnover among nurses working in home health care. Between 2016 and 2019, the average annual separation rate of home health nurses was over 30%, with most separations occurring voluntarily. Schedule volatility and turnover were positively associated for full-time nurses, but not for part-time nurses.
This article examines turnover among home health nurses, focusing on the role of schedule volatility.