The Preservation of Intellectual Capital of Nurses Working in the Community Hospital

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202083
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Preservation of Intellectual Capital of Nurses Working in the Community Hospital
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) will begin retiring in large numbers by 2010 (Kaye & Cohen, 2008). When nurses retire, they leave with their organizational knowledge (Hart, 2007), also known as intellectual capital (IC; Weston, Estrada, & Carrington, 2007). As a result of nurse retirement, health care organizations will be dependent on the assets of the remaining employees (Collins & Collins, 2007). The purpose of this study was to examine mentoring and its impact on cultivating intellectual capital as a means of succession planning. A mixed method descriptive two-phase research designed was used. A convenience sample of nurses was asked to complete the Alleman Mentoring Activities Questionnaire (AMAQ; Alleman & Clarke, 2000) to examine the extent of mentoring experienced by nursing personnel, and the Nursing Intellectual Capital Inventory (NICI; Reidinger, 2008) to quantify nurses’ degrees of participation in professional development and organizational involvement activities. A purposive sample of nurses also participated in focus groups to collect personal narrative related to mentoring experiences within the organization. The qualitative portion of this study provided evidence of mentoring and succession planning activities occurring within this organization and overall, nurses reporting greater participation in professional development and organizational involvement activities had higher mean mentoring scores. Further research is needed to examine the potential impact of formal mentoring programs on newer nurses’ participation in professional development and organizational activities as a means to preserve Intellectual Capital and support succession planning within the organization.  
Keywords:
mentoring; succesion planning
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Preservation of Intellectual Capital of Nurses Working in the Community Hospitalen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202083-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) will begin retiring in large numbers by 2010 (Kaye & Cohen, 2008). When nurses retire, they leave with their organizational knowledge (Hart, 2007), also known as intellectual capital (IC; Weston, Estrada, & Carrington, 2007). As a result of nurse retirement, health care organizations will be dependent on the assets of the remaining employees (Collins & Collins, 2007). The purpose of this study was to examine mentoring and its impact on cultivating intellectual capital as a means of succession planning. A mixed method descriptive two-phase research designed was used. A convenience sample of nurses was asked to complete the Alleman Mentoring Activities Questionnaire (AMAQ; Alleman & Clarke, 2000) to examine the extent of mentoring experienced by nursing personnel, and the Nursing Intellectual Capital Inventory (NICI; Reidinger, 2008) to quantify nurses’ degrees of participation in professional development and organizational involvement activities. A purposive sample of nurses also participated in focus groups to collect personal narrative related to mentoring experiences within the organization. The qualitative portion of this study provided evidence of mentoring and succession planning activities occurring within this organization and overall, nurses reporting greater participation in professional development and organizational involvement activities had higher mean mentoring scores. Further research is needed to examine the potential impact of formal mentoring programs on newer nurses’ participation in professional development and organizational activities as a means to preserve Intellectual Capital and support succession planning within the organization.  en_GB
dc.subjectmentoringen_GB
dc.subjectsuccesion planningen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:09:09Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:09:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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