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Introduction. The Royal Monarchy in Saudi Arabia decreed that all sectors of the workforce would be subject to a policy of “Saudisation” to reduce the reliance on the expatriate workforce and to reduce the unemployment rate of Saudi nationals (AlMahmoud et al., 2012). Methodology. A cross-sectional design was chosen to investigate the research questions. The population of this study comprised Saudi Registered Nurses working in MOH hospitals in Riyadh which is the main health care provider in Saudi Arabia (Aboul-Enein, 2002; MOH, 2009). Results and Findings. A total number of 1,198 questionnaires were distributed and 61.2% (? = 741) were returned. The findings of the study showed that the questionnaires were collected from an equal portion of the study locale and that a sample of 741 is enough to create a strong conclusion and answer the problem set in this study and all the questions in the study have been provided with answers with enough data and literatures to supports its findings. Conclusion and Recommendations. The results indicate that an increase in the recruitment of Saudi males may simply reflect cultural issues such as gender specific facilities and the Saudisation program’s nondiscriminatory approach to employment of both genders into nursing.
In conclusion the number of Saudi men entering the nursing profession in Saudi Arabia has been increasing significantly over the last decade, resulting in a balanced gender distribution across the nursing workforce. The results indicate that an increase in the recruitment of Saudi males may simply reflect cultural issues such as gender specific facilities and the Saudisation program’s nondiscriminatory approach to employment of both genders into nursing. The main motivations for Saudis to enter the profession may be considered idealistic, including altruism, caring for others, and wanting to help others. The second group of motivations are more pragmatic and are centred on issues such as job security, flexibility, and career advancement. It appears that a large number of nurses are considering leaving the profession in the near future and the main factors influencing this decision are working hours, opportunities for promotion, and the desire to study. Successful recruitment without the corresponding appropriate level of attention to retention will not achieve the required nursing workforce in Saudi Arabia. For this reason it is important to explore these issues in greater depth, particularly by focusing on recent nursing graduates of Saudi nationality.