Accelerated BSN Program Graduates in the Workforce: 5-Years Later

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308481
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Accelerated BSN Program Graduates in the Workforce: 5-Years Later
Author(s):
Raines, Deborah A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Xi
Author Details:
Deborah A. Raines, PhD, EdS. RN, ANEF, deborah.raines.phd@gmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

The popularity of accelerated second degree programs, has introduced a new population of nurse into the nursing workforce.  The differences identified in this population as students influences their work behaviors, expectations and frustrations once in the workforce.  The purpose of this study was to discover what graduates of an accelerated-second degree program are doing five years after becoming a nurse.  

The accelerated second degree program of study was introduced as a fast track to a career in nursing and to meet the need for more nurses in the workforce.  While data from the AACN (2010) provides evidence that these programs are graduating an increasing number of nurses, there is no data about these nurses’ perceptions about the choice to become a nurse or their perception of their job and career as a nurse.  Consequently it is not known if these graduates are enjoying their new profession or are experiencing disillusionment once in the workforce. 

Nurses from the first two cohorts of an accelerated, second degree BSN program were contacted on the 5-year anniversary of their graduation. A descriptive, non-experimental survey design was used. Individuals were group according to whether or not they were currently working as a nurse.  The specific foci of this study were related to their work activities, perception of the work environment and the work itself, career trajectories and future plans.  For individuals not currently working the reason for not working as a nurse and plans for re-entering the nursing work force or changing careers were explored.

Inductive analysis was used to identify themes from qualitative data.  Statistical analysis was used  for quantitative responses and sample characteristics.  Trends, trajectories and themes were identified from the data.   This study provides insight into the perceptions of this new population of nurses after being in the workforce for five years.

Keywords:
Work-force; Accelerated BSN graduate; Retention
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAccelerated BSN Program Graduates in the Workforce: 5-Years Lateren_GB
dc.contributor.authorRaines, Deborah A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsDeborah A. Raines, PhD, EdS. RN, ANEF, deborah.raines.phd@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308481-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>The popularity of accelerated second degree programs, has introduced a new population of nurse into the nursing workforce.  The differences identified in this population as students influences their work behaviors, expectations and frustrations once in the workforce.  The purpose of this study was to discover what graduates of an accelerated-second degree program are doing five years after becoming a nurse.   <p>The accelerated second degree program of study was introduced as a fast track to a career in nursing and to meet the need for more nurses in the workforce.  While data from the AACN (2010) provides evidence that these programs are graduating an increasing number of nurses, there is no data about these nurses’ perceptions about the choice to become a nurse or their perception of their job and career as a nurse.  Consequently it is not known if these graduates are enjoying their new profession or are experiencing disillusionment once in the workforce.  <p>Nurses from the first two cohorts of an accelerated, second degree BSN program were contacted on the 5-year anniversary of their graduation. A descriptive, non-experimental survey design was used. Individuals were group according to whether or not they were currently working as a nurse.  The specific foci of this study were related to their work activities, perception of the work environment and the work itself, career trajectories and future plans.  For individuals not currently working the reason for not working as a nurse and plans for re-entering the nursing work force or changing careers were explored. <p>Inductive analysis was used to identify themes from qualitative data.  Statistical analysis was used  for quantitative responses and sample characteristics.  Trends, trajectories and themes were identified from the data.   This study provides insight into the perceptions of this new population of nurses after being in the workforce for five years.en_GB
dc.subjectWork-forceen_GB
dc.subjectAccelerated BSN graduateen_GB
dc.subjectRetentionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:54Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:54Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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