Research Statement

My program of research is focused to the nursing workforce. My recent dissertation research was a multiple method, qualitative study focused to describe how experienced nurses made decisions associated with intention to leave direct patient care. This state-wide study was aimed to be supportive of the experienced nurse and to inform the profession of nursing and healthcare organizations with regard to the experienced nurse’s professional desires regarding their career decisions. For the past several years I led collaborative nursing research conferences with various schools of nursing which provided nurses, students and faculty the opportunity to present their research and hear the latest from national leaders in nursing research. I also developed the Nursing Research Fellowship which has funded over 50 novice and expert nurse researchers working in hospital, homecare, hospice and clinic settings.

Research Keywords

  • Workload/Hours of Care
  • Workforce Generations
  • Voluntary Turnover
  • Retention of Nurses
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Patient Acuity
  • Nursing Workforce
  • Nurses in Childbearing/Child-rearing Years
  • Nurse-to-Patient Ratios
  • Nurse Career Paths
  • Intention to Leave
  • Compensation


  • Hofmann, L.C., Nerges, J. A. “Why Are Male Nurses Leaving the Bedside Earlier and at Twice the Rate of Females?” Western Institure of Nursing Conference . Poster, Presented, 04/09/2020.
  • Hofmann, L.C. & Nerges, J. “ Why are male Nurses leaving the bedside direct care earlier and at twice the rate of female nurses? National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, Pennsylvania, PA . Presentation, Presented, 04/09/2020.
  • Hofmann, L.C. “Joy and stress at work: coping and perceived support.” Utah Valley University, Nursing Reseach Conference . Presentation, Presented, 03/04/2020.
  • Hofmann, L. “Joy and Stress at Work Coping and Percived Support.” Utah Valley University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/13/2020.
  • Hofmann, L. “Joy and Stress at Work Coping and Percived Support.” Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Health. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/06/2020.
  • 2019 Hofmann, L.C. “The influence of childbearing & Denver, CO childrearing on experienced nurses’ intention to leave the bedside.” National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers . Presentation, Presented, 06/12/2019.
  • LINDA CAROL HOFMANN (2019) “The Evolution of Patient Classification Systems (AKA Patient Acuity) and Nurse-to-Patient Ratios . Presentation, Presented, 04/29/2019.
  • 2019 Hofmann, L.C. “Experienced Nurses’ Intention to Leave the Bedside.” Western Institure of Nursing Conference San Diego, CA . Presentation, Presented, 04/11/2019.
  • Hofmann, L. “Understanding Transitions of Care in an Integrated Delivery System: The Nurse Exchange Program” American Organization of Nurse Executives Philadelphia PA. Presentation, Presented, 10/16/2018.
  • Hofmann, L. “The Career Paths of Female Nurses: Decisions Associated with Intention to Leave Direct Patient Care” Nursing Research Conference, Utah Medical Education Council, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 10/11/2018.
  • Hofmann, L. C. “Why are experienced female nurses leaving direct patient care?” Utah Nurses Association Annual Conference Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 09/28/2018.


  • English, fluent.