Nursing: a stepping stone to future careers

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Title Nursing: a stepping stone to future careers
Author Duffield, Christine; Aitken, Leanne; O'Brien-Pallas, Linda; Wise, Wendy J.
Journal Name Journal of Nursing Administration
Year Published 2004
Place of publication USA
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Abstract Objective: To identify the range of positions to which registered nurses moved when they left the profession and to explore the perceptions of respondents about the skills and experiences gained from performing nursing work. Background Data: Many nurses do not remain employed in nursing positions for the duration of their working life. This pattern of career change has been seen in many countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. Methods: A mailed questionnaire was completed by respondents who had left nursing. This questionnaire covered demographic information, the industry and role in which respondents were currently working, ease of adjustment to the current industry and role, perceptions of the skills they had gained from nursing, reasons for becoming a nurse, and reasons they left nursing. Results: Many respondents moved to management positions outside the health industry, and most undertook additional study after leaving nursing. In addition, few identified difficulties in adapting to non-nursing employment, and most agreed that their nursing skills and experiences had assisted them in attaining these positions. Conclusions: The findings are reassuring that employment as a nurse provides invaluable skills for a range of employment prospects should an individual wish to change careers.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15167420
Volume 34
Issue Number 5
Page from 238
Page to 245
ISSN 0002-0443
Date Accessioned 2006-07-28
Date Available 2009-12-02T22:01:48Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Health Institute; Centre for Health Practice Innovation
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Nursing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/27022
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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