Motivational Factors and Barriers Related to Saudi Arabian Nurses' Pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316845
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Motivational Factors and Barriers Related to Saudi Arabian Nurses' Pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
Author(s):
Alamri, Majed
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Nu
Author Details:
Majed Alamri, PhD, MSN, RN, email: majed.alamri@villanova.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014

The purpose of this exploratory descriptive study was to determine motivational factors in relation to demographic factors associated with Saudi Arabian registered nurses’ (RN) pursuit of a bachelor of science in nursing (RN-to-BSN) degree, to compare demographic data and assessment of motivational factors across health care sectors in Saudi Arabia, and to identify barriers to RN-to-BSN study. 

The study examined Saudi Arabian nurses who are pursuing RN-to-BSN studies or those who finished an RN-to-BSN program within the last five years.  A convenience sample (N = 158) was recruited in Saudi Arabia from universities and colleges, hospitals in the western region of Saudi Arabia, and via Saudi Arabian Cultural Missions in USA and New Zealand.  To achieve a significance level of .05, power of 0.80, the minimum requirement was established at 102 subjects. 

Findings included the most significant factors for participants to return to school: to enable me to enter graduate school for master of science in nursing (MSN) or other degree, the personal satisfaction of receiving a degree, to acquire an additional credential for my record, to learn something new, to keep me up to date professionally, to interact with professional colleagues, to obtain a higher salary either in my current or a different job, and the increasing demand for advanced training for RNs in all settings.

A principal component analysis extracted eight factors, the availability of social support, socialization, changes in healthcare system, employer’s expectations, personal satisfaction, cultural factors, plan for career change, and professional growth.  Findings indicated the barriers that prevent Saudi Arabian nurses from returning to school: the difficulty in getting a scholarship, complexities of scholarship requirements, difficulties getting admission to nursing programs either in Saudi Arabia or internationally, lack of support from nursing administration, finances, social and culture barriers, and work environment.

Keywords:
Saudi Arabian Nurses; RN-to-BSN; Motivational Factors
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMotivational Factors and Barriers Related to Saudi Arabian Nurses' Pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degreeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAlamri, Majeden_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Nuen_GB
dc.author.detailsMajed Alamri, PhD, MSN, RN, email: majed.alamri@villanova.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316845-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014</p>The purpose of this exploratory descriptive study was to determine motivational factors in relation to demographic factors associated with Saudi Arabian registered nurses’ (RN) pursuit of a bachelor of science in nursing (RN-to-BSN) degree, to compare demographic data and assessment of motivational factors across health care sectors in Saudi Arabia, and to identify barriers to RN-to-BSN study.  <p>The study examined Saudi Arabian nurses who are pursuing RN-to-BSN studies or those who finished an RN-to-BSN program within the last five years.  A convenience sample (N = 158) was recruited in Saudi Arabia from universities and colleges, hospitals in the western region of Saudi Arabia, and via Saudi Arabian Cultural Missions in USA and New Zealand.  To achieve a significance level of .05, power of 0.80, the minimum requirement was established at 102 subjects.  <p>Findings included the most significant factors for participants to return to school: to enable me to enter graduate school for master of science in nursing (MSN) or other degree, the personal satisfaction of receiving a degree, to acquire an additional credential for my record, to learn something new, to keep me up to date professionally, to interact with professional colleagues, to obtain a higher salary either in my current or a different job, and the increasing demand for advanced training for RNs in all settings. <p>A principal component analysis extracted eight factors, the availability of social support, socialization, changes in healthcare system, employer’s expectations, personal satisfaction, cultural factors, plan for career change, and professional growth.  Findings indicated the barriers that prevent Saudi Arabian nurses from returning to school: the difficulty in getting a scholarship, complexities of scholarship requirements, difficulties getting admission to nursing programs either in Saudi Arabia or internationally, lack of support from nursing administration, finances, social and culture barriers, and work environment.en_GB
dc.subjectSaudi Arabian Nursesen_GB
dc.subjectRN-to-BSNen_GB
dc.subjectMotivational Factorsen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:49Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:49Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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 articleen_GB
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