Understanding the nursing workforce: A longitudinal study of Australian nurses six years after graduate study

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dc.contributor.author Pelletier, D
dc.contributor.author Donoghue, J
dc.contributor.author Duffield, C
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-14T07:45:11Z
dc.date.created 2010-05-14T07:45:11Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2005-09
dc.identifier.citation Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2005, 23 (1), pp. 37 - 43
dc.identifier.issn 0813-0531
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/6217
dc.description.abstract Background: The challenge posed by the worldwide nursing shortage is significant not only for workforce and facility planners, but also for those who educate nurses for practice and nurses themselves. The provision of skilled and competent advanced nurses is clearly a goal of postgraduate education. An increasing shortage of skilled and qualified nursing staff to provide the required level of care is evident in Australia. Objective To determine the impact of graduate education on registered nurses' personal and professional development. Design A longitudinal descriptive and co-relational study of postgraduate nursing students using postal survey. Sample: Five cohorts (1998-2002) of nurses who had graduated from university with a graduate diploma or master of nursing qualification were all surveyed over six years post graduation (n=151). Results: The study showed the greatest motivator to change jobs was greater job satisfaction; self esteem and their ability to carry out their role exceeded their job satisfaction; one quarter wanted to change their career and the strongest facilitator and the strongest barrier to career advancement were their personal situation. Conclusion: This paper focuses on recent career moves, motivation, intentions and influencing factors six years after completion of their tertiary studies. This information is critical in choosing retention strategies and workforce planning.
dc.language eng
dc.title Understanding the nursing workforce: A longitudinal study of Australian nurses six years after graduate study
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 23
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Victoria en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 37 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 43 en_US
dc.cauo.name Clinical Nursing: Practices and Outcomes en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111001 Aged Care Nursing
dc.personcode 840194
dc.personcode 840200
dc.personcode 102042
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Aged Care Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Career paths
dc.description.keywords Graduate education
dc.description.keywords Nursing workforce
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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