Nursesí job satisfaction and retention
are universal multifaceted phenomena. Interventions are needed
to be structured to promote positive work environments that
would enhance nursesí job satisfaction and retention. This study
aimed to identify variables of Jordanian nurses' job
satisfaction and retention in educational and non-educational
hospitals .A descriptive cross-sectional comparative design was
used in this study. A convenience sample of 433 nurses was
obtained from 3 educational and 2 non-educational hospitals.
Nurses reported that they were moderately satisfied in their
jobs and they were neutral in their intent to stay. Nurses who
work in non-educational hospitals had higher levels of job
satisfaction and retention than nurses who work in educational
hospitals .Nursesí job satisfaction and retention are closely
related concepts. There is a need to focus on managerial
interventions to promote nursesí job satisfaction and retention.
Further researches are required to explore in depth the studied
phenomena with a larger randomized sample. Differences between
both types of hospitals are related to differences in practice
environments. The sample was a convenience one with limited
settings. The study was conducted in the Capital and another
large district. Also, the instrument of retention has a few
numbers of variables.
Nurse job satisfaction and retention are related concepts. The
results of this study have implication for practice and research.
: Nursing .