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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163206
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychiatric/Mental Health RN's in Vermont: A Changing Landscape
Author(s):
Laskowski, Cheryl; Palumbo, Mary Val
Author Details:
Cheryl Laskowski, DNS, APRN-BC, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Nursing, Burlington, Vermont, USA, email: cheryl.laskowski@uvm.edu; Mary Val Palumbo, DNP, APRN
Abstract:
Purpose: A baseline description of the current Vermont psychiatric nurse workforce was sought in light of the changing nature of psychiatric nursing. Theoretical Framework: Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Nursing is gradually changing from a relatively custodial model to a practice that embraces clients' lived experience. The demographics of the workforce may be useful to better understand the consequences of this paradigmatic shift, described as the Tidal Model (Barker & Buchanan-Barker, 2005). Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A mailed questionnaire, included in relicensure materials, was sent to all Vermont registered nurses; questionnaire completion was voluntary. Of the full sample (5,805 RNs), 201 RNs (< 4 % of full VT RN sample) reported working as a PMH nurse in Vermont. The questionnaire included a demographic data set with additional questions on job satisfaction and intention to leave. Descriptive statistics were used to compare nurse demographics, job satisfaction, and intention to leave. Results: In comparison to the full sample of RN's working in Vermont: * More VT PMH RNs are male (13% / < 6%) * PMH RNs are older (50 years mean/ 48 years) * More PMH RNs have an ADN as their highest nursing degree (53%/39%) * More PMH RNs have degrees in fields other than nursing (38%/24%) * A greater percentage of PMH RNs stated that they were somewhat or very dissatisfied with their principal RN position (11%/8%) ? A greater percentage of PMH RNs indicated that they were likely to leave their primary position in the next 12 months (28%/23%). Conclusions and Implications: PMH nurses are transitioning between an older model of guardianship to a new model that situates clients as active participants in their care. Qualitative research is needed to evaluate the impact of this changing landscape on this very unique segment of the nursing workforce.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychiatric/Mental Health RN's in Vermont: A Changing Landscapeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLaskowski, Cherylen_US
dc.contributor.authorPalumbo, Mary Valen_US
dc.author.detailsCheryl Laskowski, DNS, APRN-BC, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Nursing, Burlington, Vermont, USA, email: cheryl.laskowski@uvm.edu; Mary Val Palumbo, DNP, APRNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163206-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: A baseline description of the current Vermont psychiatric nurse workforce was sought in light of the changing nature of psychiatric nursing. Theoretical Framework: Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Nursing is gradually changing from a relatively custodial model to a practice that embraces clients' lived experience. The demographics of the workforce may be useful to better understand the consequences of this paradigmatic shift, described as the Tidal Model (Barker & Buchanan-Barker, 2005). Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A mailed questionnaire, included in relicensure materials, was sent to all Vermont registered nurses; questionnaire completion was voluntary. Of the full sample (5,805 RNs), 201 RNs (< 4 % of full VT RN sample) reported working as a PMH nurse in Vermont. The questionnaire included a demographic data set with additional questions on job satisfaction and intention to leave. Descriptive statistics were used to compare nurse demographics, job satisfaction, and intention to leave. Results: In comparison to the full sample of RN's working in Vermont: * More VT PMH RNs are male (13% / < 6%) * PMH RNs are older (50 years mean/ 48 years) * More PMH RNs have an ADN as their highest nursing degree (53%/39%) * More PMH RNs have degrees in fields other than nursing (38%/24%) * A greater percentage of PMH RNs stated that they were somewhat or very dissatisfied with their principal RN position (11%/8%) ? A greater percentage of PMH RNs indicated that they were likely to leave their primary position in the next 12 months (28%/23%). Conclusions and Implications: PMH nurses are transitioning between an older model of guardianship to a new model that situates clients as active participants in their care. Qualitative research is needed to evaluate the impact of this changing landscape on this very unique segment of the nursing workforce.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:03:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:03:18Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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