Factors that influence nurses’ job satisfaction: a literature review
Intended for healthcare professionals
Art & Science Previous    

Factors that influence nurses’ job satisfaction: a literature review

Mohammed Abdullah Al Maqbali Senior staff nurse, Al Buraimi Hospital, Oman

Mohammed Abdullah Al Maqbali describes a literature review that explored the reasons behind this critical issue in staff retention

Job satisfaction has become a critical issue for healthcare organisations in recent years, particularly in nursing, because of potential labour shortages, their effect on patient care, and the associated costs. Work satisfaction is a major factor in nurse retention and the delivery of high quality care, but rapid changes in healthcare services have placed more demands on nurses and this has increased the need for organisations to consider ways to sustain and improve nurses’ job satisfaction. To achieve this, they need to understand the factors that affect job satisfaction and dissatisfaction. This article reports the results of a literature review that was aimed at examining and reaching a deeper understanding of the factors related to nurses’ job satisfaction.

Nursing Management. 22, 2, 30-37. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.2.30.e1297



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 25 September 2014

Accepted: 27 February 2015

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in


Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now