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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161484
Type:
Presentation
Title:
High School Students' Attitudes Towards the Ideal Career and Nursing as a Career
Abstract:
High School Students' Attitudes Towards the Ideal Career and Nursing as a Career
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Pakieser-Reed , Katherine
Contact Address:SON, 182 South Lake Street, Grayslake, IL, 60030, USA
A US nursing shortage of 400,000 nurses is predicted by the year 2020. The prediction is based, in part, on a slow growth rate of nursing students and an aging nurse workforce; only 8% of nurses are under the age of 30. Creative interventions are needed to alter the shortage prediction. High school students are a natural focus for recruitment. Understanding what high school students value in careers is necessary to effectively recruit them to nursing. This descriptive correlational study explored the relationship between Midwestern high school students' attitudes towards the ideal career and nursing as a career. A convenience sample of 315 students from 3 high schools was studied. Survey results include demographic data and analysis of responses to 17 attributes for the ideal career and for nursing as a career. Results indicated that students want careers that include power, recognition and high incomes. Students rate "caring" as an attribute equally for the ideal career and nursing. Their ideal careers rate higher than nursing as a career for all other attributes, except for "working with hands" and "being busy." These high school students' responses provide insight for how students could be recruited by nursing educational institutions and by the nursing profession. Further research is needed to verify this study's results and to measure minority students' attitudes towards the ideal career and nursing as a career. AN: MN030022
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.titleHigh School Students' Attitudes Towards the Ideal Career and Nursing as a Careeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161484-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">High School Students' Attitudes Towards the Ideal Career and Nursing as a Career</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pakieser-Reed , Katherine </td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 182 South Lake Street, Grayslake, IL, 60030, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A US nursing shortage of 400,000 nurses is predicted by the year 2020. The prediction is based, in part, on a slow growth rate of nursing students and an aging nurse workforce; only 8% of nurses are under the age of 30. Creative interventions are needed to alter the shortage prediction. High school students are a natural focus for recruitment. Understanding what high school students value in careers is necessary to effectively recruit them to nursing. This descriptive correlational study explored the relationship between Midwestern high school students' attitudes towards the ideal career and nursing as a career. A convenience sample of 315 students from 3 high schools was studied. Survey results include demographic data and analysis of responses to 17 attributes for the ideal career and for nursing as a career. Results indicated that students want careers that include power, recognition and high incomes. Students rate &quot;caring&quot; as an attribute equally for the ideal career and nursing. Their ideal careers rate higher than nursing as a career for all other attributes, except for &quot;working with hands&quot; and &quot;being busy.&quot; These high school students' responses provide insight for how students could be recruited by nursing educational institutions and by the nursing profession. Further research is needed to verify this study's results and to measure minority students' attitudes towards the ideal career and nursing as a career. AN: MN030022 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:22:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:22:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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