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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156842
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Discovery Path-A Retention Strategy for Mid-Career Nurses
Abstract:
Discovery Path-A Retention Strategy for Mid-Career Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Wheeler, Mary
Objective: to describe the experiences of one group of nurses following their participation in a mid-career development program including a workshop and two post-workshop individual telephone coaching sessions. Design: Descriptive exploratory. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Seven participants from a large urban environments who Participated in a one and a half day workshop and two telephone calls in 1998. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: How did the workshop and telephone interventions contribute to participants career planning. How did the interventions further influence career choices of participants? Methods: a pre-workshop questionnaire was completed before the workshop began, a written evaluation was completed immediately following the workshop, and a mailed questionnaire was completed two years following the workshop. All seven participants completed all interviews and instruments. Findings: Prior to the program, respondents reported that they were “at a crossroads,” “at a key decision point in my life and career”. Workshop evaluations (immediately following workshop indicated that participants found the workshop an opportunity to think in more depth than they usually can about what they want to do with their careers and what is important to them in their lives. Two years following the workshop: a) all participants were still in nursing; b) all participants were satisfied with their careers at two years, and, c) participants reported that the workshop contributed to assisting them in dealing with their personal and professional lives. Conclusions: This program provided an opportunity for the participants who might have considered leaving the profession to take time for themselves, to reflect on their careers and to renew their commitment to nursing. Implications: Providing nurses in mid-career with an opportunity to reflect on their careers their personal lives is one strategy that may energize mid-career nurses and help them determine their future. There is a need for a diverse set of retention strategies targeted to the specific needs and demographics of the nursing population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDiscovery Path-A Retention Strategy for Mid-Career Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156842-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Discovery Path-A Retention Strategy for Mid-Career 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">Wheeler, Mary</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mwheeler@interlog.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: to describe the experiences of one group of nurses following their participation in a mid-career development program including a workshop and two post-workshop individual telephone coaching sessions. Design: Descriptive exploratory. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Seven participants from a large urban environments who Participated in a one and a half day workshop and two telephone calls in 1998. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: How did the workshop and telephone interventions contribute to participants career planning. How did the interventions further influence career choices of participants? Methods: a pre-workshop questionnaire was completed before the workshop began, a written evaluation was completed immediately following the workshop, and a mailed questionnaire was completed two years following the workshop. All seven participants completed all interviews and instruments. Findings: Prior to the program, respondents reported that they were &ldquo;at a crossroads,&rdquo; &ldquo;at a key decision point in my life and career&rdquo;. Workshop evaluations (immediately following workshop indicated that participants found the workshop an opportunity to think in more depth than they usually can about what they want to do with their careers and what is important to them in their lives. Two years following the workshop: a) all participants were still in nursing; b) all participants were satisfied with their careers at two years, and, c) participants reported that the workshop contributed to assisting them in dealing with their personal and professional lives. Conclusions: This program provided an opportunity for the participants who might have considered leaving the profession to take time for themselves, to reflect on their careers and to renew their commitment to nursing. Implications: Providing nurses in mid-career with an opportunity to reflect on their careers their personal lives is one strategy that may energize mid-career nurses and help them determine their future. There is a need for a diverse set of retention strategies targeted to the specific needs and demographics of the nursing population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:11:33Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:11:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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