The RN Work Project was a national 10-year study of new nurses, focusing on career changes and work attitudes. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, it launched in 2006 and concluded in 2016. It is the only multi-state, longitudinal panel study of new nurses’ turnover rates, their intentions, and attitudes such as intent, satisfaction, organizational commitment, and preferences about work.

Christine T. Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey Professor of Geriatric Nursing at the College of Nursing at New York University (NYU) and Carol S. Brewer, PhD, RN, FAAN, a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Nursing at the School of Nursing University at Buffalo, led the study.

A number of findings from that work can be found here.

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