Journal article

NURSING OUTSIDE HOSPITALS - THE WORKING EXPERIENCE OF COMMUNITY NURSES - EDUCATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND JOB PERCEPTIONS

MJ TEMPLESMITH, KA JOHNSON, DR DUNT

COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDIES | PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC AUSTRALIA INC | Published : 1989

Abstract

The community nursing practice research project reports the results of a mailed questionnaire survey of nurses employed outside hospitals and nursing homes in Victoria in 1985. Two 10 per cent random samples stratified across practice areas were selected from listings of community nurses providing detailed employment information to the Victorian Nursing Council. An 84 per cent response rate was obtained from these listings yielding 689 responses. This paper reports that part of the study relevant to job entry, job satisfaction, job mobility and perceived career options as well as educational preparation. One half of community nurses entered community nursing after five years of hospital expe..

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