Turnover in Nursing and Midwifery


The Report of the Commission on Nursing (1998) identified a need to strengthen the workforce planning functions.

The Nursing Policy Division of the Department of Health and Children acted on the recommendation by establishing a Study of the Nursing and Midwifery Resource (December 1998). The main objective of the study was to forecast future nursing and midwifery needs which included estimating the turnover rate among registered nurses and midwives employed in the health services.

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