Table 2

Description of categories and subcategories of sense of job security

Enrich connotation of sense of job securityTo ensure patient safety
Nurses’ physical and psychological safety
Work environment safety
Realising professional values
Challenges to sense of job securityChallenge of nurses’ clinical competence
Challenge of psychological resilience
Lack of organisational support
Lack of social support
Consequences of sense of job insecurityChanging their work attitudes
Unhealthy psychological conditions
The needs to improve a sense of job securityImprovement in communication ability
Needs for supervisor and organisational support
Needs for policy support