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Iowa Nursing Facility Staff Turnover Summary Report 2012-2015

February 1, 2017

This report describes high turnover rates in nursing homes in Iowa. According to responses to a survey conducted in the state, most nursing homes have a turnover rate higher than 50%. One in ten nursing homes has a turnover rate higher than 100%. The report recommends additional research on turnover to identify effective strategies to retain staff.

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Key Takeaways

Most nursing homes in Iowa have a nursing assistant turnover rate that exceeds 50%.
One in ten Iowa nursing homes lose all of their nursing assistants every year.
More research is needed about the drivers of turnover in the field.

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