What can we do to retain you? A triangulation study giving voice to the older and experienced nurse.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183081
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
What can we do to retain you? A triangulation study giving voice to the older and experienced nurse.
Author(s):
Kirgan, Michelle
Author Details:
Michelle Kirgan, RN, BSN, Baptist Health S. FL, Coral Gables, FL, email: mkirgan@baptisthealth.net
Abstract:
Purpose:
One of the greatest concerns facing the healthcare community is the nursing shortage with emphasis on nurse recruitment and retention of the novice nurse. Yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the year 2010, more than 51% of the workforce is expected to be 40 years of age or older. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine what types of incentives and organizational support are needed to keep older, experienced nurses at the bedside.

Method:
This study was a triangulation study using qualitative and quantitative methodology. For the purpose of this study the older, experienced nurse was defined as a registered nurse, working at the bedside, age 55 years or older employed at Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) for 10 or more years. Approval was obtained from the BHSF Institutional Review Board (IRB). The perspective participants were contacted by invitation. The invitation contained a survey and focus group schedule along with optional one on one interviews. Two hundred and nine invitations were distributed.

Findings:
A total of 48 out of 209 (23%) older, experienced nurses participated in nine focus groups and four one on one interviews. Five themes from the content analysis emerged: appreciation, respect, flexibility, work environment, and socialization. A total of 81 nurses participated in the survey. There were 96% female and 3% male participants and the age range was 55 to 69 years. Participants were asked to rate three items on the survey on a Likert scale of 1 to 5 to elicit information on the retention of the older nurse.

Discussion:
This research study gave voice to the needs of older, experienced nurses working in a large health care system. The findings can be used to offer support and incentives to keep these nurses at the bedside and help create policies to assist aging nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhat can we do to retain you? A triangulation study giving voice to the older and experienced nurse.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirgan, Michelleen_US
dc.author.detailsMichelle Kirgan, RN, BSN, Baptist Health S. FL, Coral Gables, FL, email: mkirgan@baptisthealth.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183081-
dc.description.abstractPurpose:<br/>One of the greatest concerns facing the healthcare community is the nursing shortage with emphasis on nurse recruitment and retention of the novice nurse. Yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the year 2010, more than 51% of the workforce is expected to be 40 years of age or older. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine what types of incentives and organizational support are needed to keep older, experienced nurses at the bedside.<br/><br/>Method:<br/>This study was a triangulation study using qualitative and quantitative methodology. For the purpose of this study the older, experienced nurse was defined as a registered nurse, working at the bedside, age 55 years or older employed at Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) for 10 or more years. Approval was obtained from the BHSF Institutional Review Board (IRB). The perspective participants were contacted by invitation. The invitation contained a survey and focus group schedule along with optional one on one interviews. Two hundred and nine invitations were distributed.<br/> <br/>Findings:<br/>A total of 48 out of 209 (23%) older, experienced nurses participated in nine focus groups and four one on one interviews. Five themes from the content analysis emerged: appreciation, respect, flexibility, work environment, and socialization. A total of 81 nurses participated in the survey. There were 96% female and 3% male participants and the age range was 55 to 69 years. Participants were asked to rate three items on the survey on a Likert scale of 1 to 5 to elicit information on the retention of the older nurse.<br/><br/>Discussion:<br/>This research study gave voice to the needs of older, experienced nurses working in a large health care system. The findings can be used to offer support and incentives to keep these nurses at the bedside and help create policies to assist aging nurses.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:13:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:13:44Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.en_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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