Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the job satisfaction levels of the nurses working in public hospitals. Method: This descriptive study was carried out with 404 nurses (60%) accepted to take part in the study from 673 nurses working in hospitals depending on The Secretaryship of Public Hospital Association. The data were collected by the personal information form (16 questions) prepared by the researcher, and the job satisfaction scale (36 articles) in a period between June 1st and August 30th, 2014. Results: The nurses' general job satisfaction levels were at moderate level (3.238 +/- 0.511). In addition, it was determined that the factors such as nurses's age, education status, marital status, maturity in professional practice, place of duty, position in workplace, unit worked, hospital worked and working hours affected the job satisfaction levels of nurses (p<0.05). Conclusions: As a result of the research, It was found that the characteristics of the individuals, the working environment, and the conditions and the institution the nurses studied affected the job satisfaction in them.