Effectiveness of Mentorship Program for Nurses Retention, Job Satisfaction, and Intention to Stay


  • Evra Yusandra Lincoln University College, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • H. A. Heidy Diana Lincoln University College, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia




Background: Mentorship program are thought to be able to facilitate the transition of newly graduated nurses into practice. This study sought to determine the effectiveness of a mentorship program for nurses’ retention and job satisfaction. Methods: A quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive-correlational research design was developed. The study was conducted in a government hospital in Indonesia. The sampling technique used was purposive sampling. Online survey questionnaires were distributed to the 70 nurses selected via email, and the WhatsApp messaging software application was utilized. The study identified that mentorship improved nurses' job satisfaction with a total result of 7.4808±2.62335, (p=0.0012). The identified nurse’s retention through mentorship program in the nursing profession had a total result of 14.1346±2.77262, (p=0.005). The identified intention of nurses to stay through a mentorship program showed a value of 7.00±1.98, (p=0.02). Conclusion: There are positive outcomes towards nurses’ retention, job satisfaction, and intention to stay following a successful mentorship program. The mentoring program has revealed a promising accomplishment in facilitating the transition of newly hired nurses into employment.


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How to Cite

Yusandra, E. ., & H. A. Heidy Diana. (2022). Effectiveness of Mentorship Program for Nurses Retention, Job Satisfaction, and Intention to Stay. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 14(2), 38-45. https://doi.org/10.31674/mjn.2022.v14i02.007