Moral Distress and Burnout in Nursing

Moral distress and burnout significantly contribute to high nursing turnover rates, especially among new graduate nurses. Other factors that cause graduate nurses to leave the profession include workplace stress, heavy workload, a feeling of incompetence, and interpersonal violence. Minimal access to experienced mentors, counselors, and coaches contributes to new nurses' challenges. Further, these nurses might leave the profession if it does not meet their professional and financial expectations.

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