An integrative review of absenteeism in newly graduated nurses
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An integrative review of absenteeism in newly graduated nurses

Judy Craft Senior lecturer in physiology, Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Health, Caboolture, Qld, Australia
Martin Christensen Academic lead for nursing, Queensland University of Technology, School of Nursing, Caboolture, Qld, Australia
Lisa Wirihana Lecturer and academic coordinator for nursing, Queensland University of Technology, School of Nursing, Caboolture, Qld, Australia
Shannon Bakon Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, School of Nursing, Caboolture, Qld, Australia
Jennie Barr Deputy dean of research, Central Queensland University, Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Lily Tsai Research assistant, Central Queensland University, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Managing sickness and absenteeism in the workplace is challenging, and nurse managers must consider their various causes so they can implement effective management strategies. It is also vital to consider the factors that influence absenteeism and turnover among newly graduated registered nurses (RNs), whose retention can help to address staff shortages.

This article describes a literature review that aimed to identify the potential causes of sickness absence in newly graduated RNs. It also discusses strategies that nurse managers can use to retain and maintain their workforce.

Correspondence shannon.bakon@qut.edu.au

Nursing Management. 24, 7,37-42. doi: 10.7748/nm.2017.e1587

Received: 16 October 2016

Accepted: 05 September 2017

Published in print: 30 October 2017

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict Of Interest

None declared