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dc.contributor.authorFussell, Bridgeten_US
dc.contributor.authorMcInerney, Franen_US
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:07:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:07:22Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-28T23:32:23Z
dc.identifier.issn10376178en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5172/conu.2009.33.2.210en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30251
dc.description.abstractThe number of Registered Nurses (RNs) working in aged care is declining, with few new RNs choosing aged care in their graduate year. This paper describes a study exploring 11 female graduate RNs' experiences of working in an aged care setting in Victoria, Australia to assist in informing recruitment and retention strategies in aged care. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken and thematically analysed using open coding. This paper presents findings related to the themes of 'free choice or allocated to aged care' 'reasons for graduate choices', 'nature of aged care: a match or mismatch for graduates', 'lack of professional support for graduate RNs in aged care' and 'role confusion'. Findings supported the recruitment of graduate RNs with an initial interest in aged care into the sector. A clearer definition of the new graduate RN's role in aged care and a standardised graduate program may assist in increasing retention of such nurses in the future.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publishereContent Management Pty Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom210en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto223en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalContemporary Nurseen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAged Care Nursingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111001en_US
dc.titleExperiences of graduate registered nurses in aged care: A case studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 e-Content Management Pty Ltd. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorPatterson, Elizabeth A.


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