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6th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | Orlando, USA

October 27 -29, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
NWC 2022

David Barron

Speaker at  Nursing World Conference 2022 - David Barron
David Barron
Saint Leo University, United States


This study adds to the growing body of research regarding the professional quality of life, fear of COVID-19 moderated by perceived job market opportunities and the impact on turnover intention for registered nurses in South Florida.  Survey questions from Stamm (2010b) were used to study the negative and positive aspects of the professional quality of life.  The negative aspect is burnout and secondary traumatic stress otherwise known as compassion fatigue.  The positive aspect is compassion satisfaction.  Fear of COVID-19 survey questions from Ahorsu et al. (2020) were asked to assess registered nurses’ fear of the pandemic.  Survey questions from Dempsey (2021) were asked to assess registered nurses’ perceptions of their job market opportunities.  Survey questions from Bothma and Roodt (2013) were used to examine registered nurses’ turnover intention and demographic questions were also included in the study.  Survey results were collected from March-August, 2021.  The final sample consisted of 202 registered nurses from seven counties in Florida.  Results showed that in the professional quality of life, burnout significantly predicted (p <.001) registered nurses’ turnover intention during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Secondary traumatic stress, compassion satisfaction and fear of COVID-19 did not significantly predict registered nurses’ turnover intention.  Perceived job market opportunities did not moderate between the independent variables (burnout, secondary traumatic stress, compassion satisfaction, fear of COVID-19) and the dependent variable turnover intention.  Given the global nursing shortage, this study demonstrates the deleterious impact of burnout in the registered nurses’ professional quality of life and turnover intention warranting further research during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.