According to a new study, median turnover among nursing staff, including in nursing homes, was 94% in 2017 and 2018. The numbers were even higher for some groups. Specifically, mean turnover rates were 141% among registered nurses and 129% among certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Hawaii had the lowest rates of nurse turnover at 39%; Oklahoma had the highest at 165%. Not surprisingly, turnover was higher at 1-star facilities.
The study authors suggest that staff turnover rates be publicly reported to help leverage better wages and benefits for nursing staff and generate more state funding.