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dc.contributor.authorNewton, Jennifer M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorM. Kelly, Chereneen_US
dc.contributor.authorK. Kremser, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorJolly, Brianen_US
dc.contributor.authorBillett, Stephenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:12:04Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:12:04Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-09T01:29:33Z
dc.identifier.issn09660429en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2834.2008.00945.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26386
dc.description.abstractAim: To explore what motivates individuals to engage in nursing as a career. Background: Recruitment and retention of nurses is a worldwide concern primarily associated with the high attrition of new graduates and an aging workforce. It is therefore necessary to urgently understand why individuals choose to nurse, what keeps them engaged in nursing, and in what ways healthcare systems can support nurses' career development and retention. Method: This paper reports and discusses data from the first interviews in a longitudinal multi method study with 28 undergraduate student nurses, 25 registered nurses, six Nurse Unit Managers and three Directors of Nursing from four hospitals across a healthcare organisation. Results: Thematic analysis yielded four key themes common to all categories of participants: a desire to help, caring, a sense of achievement and self-validation. Conclusions: These themes represented what motivated individuals to enter nursing and sustains them in their chosen career as either nurses or managers. Implications for nursing management: Understanding the personal premises and key motivators that underpin individuals' desires to seek, prepare for and remain in nursing inform effective recruitment, nursing management and practices in retaining nursing staffen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent70176 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118535815/homeen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom392en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto400en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Nursing Management,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130399en_US
dc.titleThe motivations to nurse: an exploration of factors amongst undergraduate students, registered nurses and nurse managersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The definitive version is available at www.interscience.wiley.comen_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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