Nurse-physician collaboration, intention to leave job, and professional commitment among new graduate nurses

TARHAN M., DOĞAN P., Kürklü A.

Nursing Forum, vol.57, no.2, pp.252-259, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/nuf.12672
  • Journal Name: Nursing Forum
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.252-259
  • Keywords: interprofessional relations, nurses, personnel turnover, physician-nurse relations, physicians
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The quality of communication and collaboration with colleagues, managers, and physicians affects the intention to leave a job and the profession for new graduate nurses (NGNs). New graduates have difficulties communicating and collaborating with physicians, especially. Aim: This study aimed to determine the relationship between the attitudes of nurse-physician collaboration and the levels of intention to leave the current job and professional commitment among NGNs. Methodology: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out with 231 NGNs in four private hospitals affiliated with an university. Data were collected by using a self-administered questionnaire, including a personal information form, the Jefferson Scale of Attitudes towards Physician-Nurse Collaboration, Intention to Leave Scale, and Nursing Professional Commitment Scale. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics, and Spearman's rank correlation coefficients. Results: NGNs had a high positive attitude towards nurse-physician collaboration with a median score of 49 (45–54). The professional commitment of NGNs was high level with a median score of 75 (69–86). The intention to leave the current job median score was 3 (2.3–3.6) out of 5. There was a statistically significant correlation between attitudes towards nurse-physician collaboration and the levels of intention to leave the current job (rs = −0.22; p < 0.01) and professional commitment (rs = 0.42; p < 0.01). Conclusion: The results showed that improving NGNs' attitudes towards nurse-physician collaboration increases the professional commitment and reduces turnover intention.