Date of Conferral



Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)


Business Administration


Janie Hall


Health care leaders who lack effective nurse turnover strategies can negatively affect patient quality of care, productivity, and profitability. The purpose of this single case study was to explore strategies health care leaders used to reduce nursing turnover in a health care organization. The conceptual framework for this study was Herzberg's 2-factor theory. Data were collected from semistructured interviews with 4 health care leaders in the West Texas region who had a history of reducing nurse turnover for a minimum of 5 years from the date of hire, and from review of organizational documents related to the strategies to reduce nurse turnover, including policy handbooks and annual reports. Data were analyzed using word frequency and coding to distinguish patterns. Three key themes emerged: leadership support, job satisfaction, and compensation. The results of this study might contribute to social change through an increased understanding of nurse turnover strategies that would improve productivity and the overall quality of patient care to yield organizational success, decreased mortality rates, and improved community health.