Journal article

WHAT MAKES NURSING SATISFYING - A COMPARISON OF COLLEGE-STUDENTS AND REGISTERED NURSES VIEWS

AE DODDS, JA LAWRENCE, AJ WEARING

JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING | WILEY | Published : 1991

Abstract

This paper reports a study of nurses' perceptions of the positive and negative features of the work environment and their contribution to satisfaction with nursing. The concept of a 'work space' was developed to describe nurses' mental images of the features of their work environment. Eighty-four final-year student nurses and 75 registered nurses rated questionnaire items designed to examine perceptions of opportunities for professional development, sources of satisfaction, difficulties, time constraints and problematic interactions with other hospital personnel. There was general agreement among nurses about the aspects of their work that they found satisfying, but student nurses were more ..

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