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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154719
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcomes of a Career Planning and Development Program for Nurses
Abstract:
Outcomes of a Career Planning and Development Program for Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Hall, Linda
P.I. Institution Name:University of Toronto
Health care organizations today are experiencing unparalleled change in both their structure and their processes of care delivery. Preparing nurses, the largest employee group in most health care organizations, to anticipate and respond to organizational change and enabling them to take greater responsibility for their career goals is critical to maintaining organizational viability. Regardless of whether change is planned or unplanned, initiated by the employee or the employer, there are many factors that influence a nurse=s ability to thrive on the opportunities created and grow with change, rather than merely react against it. Continuous career planning is a strategy that can offer nurses the means to respond to both short? and long?term changes in their profession and in the health care system. Objective: In the nursing and health care literature, limited attention has been focussed on examining career planning and development programs, and their impact on outcomes for the registered nurse and the system for patient care. This research examines the relationship between participation in a career development program and selected outcomes. The overall purpose of this study is to examine the impact of a career planning and development program (CPDP) for registered nurses on nurse and system outcomes. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: The specific objectives of the study are: (1) to assess whether there is a significant improvement in the nurse outcomes of decision making autonomy, self-efficacy and job satisfaction following participation in a career development and planning program; and (2) to assess whether there is a significant improvement in the system outcomes of absenteeism, turnover and organizational commitment following participation in a career development and planning program. Methods/Design/ Population, Sample: quasi-experimental design was used for this study. The experimental group consisted of a sample of registered nurses (RNs) who participated in the CPDP, while the control group consisted of a sample of registered nurses who did not participate in the program. The study was comprised of a survey followed by a focus group with RNs to validate the initial study findings. A 33% response rate to the surveys was obtained with an equitable distribution of responses from program participants and non-participants. Findings/Conclusions/Implications: nurses' perceptions of the importance and relevance of career planning will be highlighted in the presentation of study results. Rationale for participation or non?participation, as well as the benefits of a CPDP from the perspective of the study participants will be discussed. Presentation findings will demonstrate whether a significant improvement in the nurse outcomes of decision-making autonomy, self?efficacy and job satisfaction; and the system outcomes of absenteeism, turnover and organizational commitment occurred following participation in a career development and planning program.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOutcomes of a Career Planning and Development Program for Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154719-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Outcomes of a Career Planning and Development Program for Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hall, Linda</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Toronto</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">l.mcgillishall@utoronto.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Health care organizations today are experiencing unparalleled change in both their structure and their processes of care delivery. Preparing nurses, the largest employee group in most health care organizations, to anticipate and respond to organizational change and enabling them to take greater responsibility for their career goals is critical to maintaining organizational viability. Regardless of whether change is planned or unplanned, initiated by the employee or the employer, there are many factors that influence a nurse=s ability to thrive on the opportunities created and grow with change, rather than merely react against it. Continuous career planning is a strategy that can offer nurses the means to respond to both short? and long?term changes in their profession and in the health care system. Objective: In the nursing and health care literature, limited attention has been focussed on examining career planning and development programs, and their impact on outcomes for the registered nurse and the system for patient care. This research examines the relationship between participation in a career development program and selected outcomes. The overall purpose of this study is to examine the impact of a career planning and development program (CPDP) for registered nurses on nurse and system outcomes. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: The specific objectives of the study are: (1) to assess whether there is a significant improvement in the nurse outcomes of decision making autonomy, self-efficacy and job satisfaction following participation in a career development and planning program; and (2) to assess whether there is a significant improvement in the system outcomes of absenteeism, turnover and organizational commitment following participation in a career development and planning program. Methods/Design/ Population, Sample: quasi-experimental design was used for this study. The experimental group consisted of a sample of registered nurses (RNs) who participated in the CPDP, while the control group consisted of a sample of registered nurses who did not participate in the program. The study was comprised of a survey followed by a focus group with RNs to validate the initial study findings. A 33% response rate to the surveys was obtained with an equitable distribution of responses from program participants and non-participants. Findings/Conclusions/Implications: nurses' perceptions of the importance and relevance of career planning will be highlighted in the presentation of study results. Rationale for participation or non?participation, as well as the benefits of a CPDP from the perspective of the study participants will be discussed. Presentation findings will demonstrate whether a significant improvement in the nurse outcomes of decision-making autonomy, self?efficacy and job satisfaction; and the system outcomes of absenteeism, turnover and organizational commitment occurred following participation in a career development and planning program.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:13:23Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:13:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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