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This predictive research aimed to examine job retention of professional nurse and factors affecting job retention of professional nurses in one private hospital in Bangkok. The sample was capture of 106 RNs selected by simple random sampling technique. The data were gathered between March to June 2017. The instruments were demographic form and questionnaires related to partner relationship, job description, transactional leadership style and Retention on work which reliability were 0.75, 0.78, 0.87 and 0.80 respectively. Data were analysis by using frequencies, percentage, mean, standard deviation and stepwise regression. The result showed that registered nurses had average mean score of retention in work in high level. ( X = 12.13, SD = 0.66) A statistically significant positive correlation was found between 3 factors and retention in work in low level. (partner relationship: r = .453, p<.01 ; job description: r = .302, p< .01 and transactional leadership style: r =.259, p<.01). There had only one factor, partner relationship was influence nurse retention. (ß = .42, p<.01). Results suggested that nursing administrators should strategies to promote relationship between peers and partners of nurses to foster nurse retention.