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  1. Anthony, Ann BSN, MS
  2. Milone-Nuzzo, Paula RN, PhD, FHHC, FAAN


The nursing shortage relates not only to recruiting nurses into the profession but also retaining nurses in practice. Although several studies have examined nurse retention in general, few have addressed retention as a home care issue. This descriptive study identifies factors that attracted nurses to home care and factors that contributed to job satisfaction and dissatisfaction in the state of Connecticut. These findings provide insights to home care agencies on issues that should be addressed to reduce turnover and improve retention in home care.