• To increase your knowledge of the McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale, used to measure job satisfaction
• To find out about the job satisfaction of migrant nurses working in critical care in Saudi Arabia
• To consider strategies for enhancing nurses’ job satisfaction and increasing nurse retention
Background: Nurses’ job satisfaction is a crucial component of a safe and efficient healthcare environment.
Aim: To understand the level of job satisfaction among migrant nurses working in intensive and critical care in Saudi Arabia.
Method: This study used a quantitative descriptive design. A total of 421 migrant nurses working in intensive and critical care units in two teaching hospitals in Saudi Arabia completed a questionnaire based on the McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale.
Findings: Participating migrant nurses had moderate levels of job satisfaction overall, except for salary, holiday allowance and maternity leave, which attracted low satisfaction scores, and nursing peers, which attracted a high satisfaction score. There were no statistically significant differences in job satisfaction scores according to demographic variables except marital status, with a significantly higher job satisfaction among married respondents.
Conclusion: Promoting job satisfaction among nurses could improve the efficiency and quality of nursing care. There is a range of strategies that can be used to enhance nurses’ job satisfaction, including improving working conditions and promoting career development.
Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2023.e2086Peer review
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Shatnawi R, Saifan A, Albashtawy M et al (2023) Researching the job satisfaction of migrant critical care nurses in Saudi Arabia. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2023.e2086
Published online: 21 June 2023
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