Journal article

The motivations to nurse: an exploration of factors amongst undergraduate students, registered nurses and nurse managers

Jennifer M Newton, Cherene M Kelly, Anne K Kremser, Brian Jolly, Stephen Billett

JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

AIM: To identify what motivates individuals to engage in a nursing career. BACKGROUND: Recruitment and retention of nurses is a worldwide concern that is associated with several compounding factors, primarily the high attrition of its new graduates and an ageing workforce. Given these factors, it is necessary to understand why individuals choose to nurse, what keeps them engaged in nursing, and in what ways healthcare systems can support career development and retention. METHOD: This paper presents initial interview data from a longitudinal multi method study with 29 undergraduate student nurses, 25 registered nurses (RNs), six Nurse Unit Managers (NUMs) and four Directors of Nursing (DoNs) ..

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