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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160071
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring Incentives for Inactive RNs to Return to Practice
Abstract:
Exploring Incentives for Inactive RNs to Return to Practice
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Langan, Joanne, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Saint Louis University
Title:Department Head
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline Mall, St. Louis, MO, 63104-1099, USA
Contact Telephone:314-977-8973
While many have suggested strategies to resolve the nursing shortage, few have considered inactive RNs.

Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the reasons nurses leave nursing practice, the type of work environment and resources necessary to attract inactive nurses to re-enter the workforce, and specific skills required to assist RNs in feeling confident and competent to return to practice.

Theoretical Framework: Herzberg's Two Factor theory was utilized to study motivation and hygiene factors enticing RNs to practice.

Subjects/Method: A screening questionnaire was sent to 1004 randomly selected RNs in Missouri to determine who was licensed but not practicing. Fifty-two full questionnaires were mailed and 33 (63%) were returned. Quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS and qualitative data were coded and analyzed using manifest content analysis.

Results: The lack of motivators such as recognition of one's work and achievements were reasons RNs left practice. The hygiene factors of money, improved working conditions, refresher courses, and health insurance would motivate RNs to return to practice. The RNs requested a review of medications, medication calculation, basic skills, and intravenous insertion, medications, and site maintenance as essential skill sets to feel confident and competent to re-enter the workforce.

Conclusions: Those wishing to entice inactive nurses to practice will need to offer sign-on bonuses or make the hourly wages and benefits package very competitive. This study indicates that nurses value flexible working hours, part-time opportunities, consideration of family lives and positive relationships with administrators.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExploring Incentives for Inactive RNs to Return to Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160071-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Exploring Incentives for Inactive RNs to Return to Practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Langan, Joanne, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saint Louis University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Department Head</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline Mall, St. Louis, MO, 63104-1099, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">314-977-8973</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">LANGANJC@SLU.EDU</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">While many have suggested strategies to resolve the nursing shortage, few have considered inactive RNs. <br/><br/>Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the reasons nurses leave nursing practice, the type of work environment and resources necessary to attract inactive nurses to re-enter the workforce, and specific skills required to assist RNs in feeling confident and competent to return to practice.<br/><br/>Theoretical Framework: Herzberg's Two Factor theory was utilized to study motivation and hygiene factors enticing RNs to practice. <br/><br/>Subjects/Method: A screening questionnaire was sent to 1004 randomly selected RNs in Missouri to determine who was licensed but not practicing. Fifty-two full questionnaires were mailed and 33 (63%) were returned. Quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS and qualitative data were coded and analyzed using manifest content analysis.<br/><br/>Results: The lack of motivators such as recognition of one's work and achievements were reasons RNs left practice. The hygiene factors of money, improved working conditions, refresher courses, and health insurance would motivate RNs to return to practice. The RNs requested a review of medications, medication calculation, basic skills, and intravenous insertion, medications, and site maintenance as essential skill sets to feel confident and competent to re-enter the workforce.<br/><br/>Conclusions: Those wishing to entice inactive nurses to practice will need to offer sign-on bonuses or make the hourly wages and benefits package very competitive. This study indicates that nurses value flexible working hours, part-time opportunities, consideration of family lives and positive relationships with administrators.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:35:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:35:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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