The Role of Schedule Volatility in Home Health Nursing Turnover

Author: Alon Bergman, PhD | Hummy Song, PhD, MPP | Guy David, PhD | Joanne Spetz, PhD | Molly Candon, PhD

Topics: Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Supply

Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

August 4, 2021

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.

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