Journal article

What motivates people to commence a graduate entry nursing programme: a mixed method scoping review

Rachel Macdiarmid, Rosemary Turner, Rhona Winnington, Patricia McClunie-Trust, Andrea Donaldson, Kay Shannon, Eamon Merrick, Virginia Jones, Rebecca Jarden

BMC Nursing | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The global deficit of nurses demands urgent attention in the recruitment and education of this future workforce. Graduate entry nursing (GEN) programmes are one option for people with undergraduate degrees who are seeking nursing education. Determining the key motivations for enrolling in these programmes will support the development of new initiatives in the education sector to both recruit and retain this future workforce and inform future primary research. This scoping review aims to comprehensively describe what motivates graduates to enrol in GEN programmes. METHODS: Peer reviewed studies of quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method research investigating motivations to com..

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