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Army nurse officer retention: A qualitative examination of forces influencing the career longevity of Army nurses


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

Having fewer nursing personnel to treat patients contributes to increased patient morbidity and mortality and decreased quality care. The U.S. Army faces challenges in its nurse recruitment. Thus, retention of qualified nursing staff is imperative for the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) to provide nursing care to soldiers, retirees, and families worldwide. A stratified, purposive, non-probability sample of 6 officers was interviewed to identify and describe forces affecting retention.

Influential forces are numerous and complex. The factors contributing to ANC officer retention were segregated into two global categories: personal desire and emotional investment. Personal desire included intent, career investment, need fulfillment, and benefits, while emotional investment consisted of satisfaction, challenge, and comfort. The life events contributing to ANC officer retention were also segregated into two global categories: organizational environment and personal situation. Organizational environment included education, leadership, and work environment, while personal situation consisted of familial factors, need fulfillment, and comfort.

The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private views of the author and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the views of the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Nursing;
Armed forces;
Qualitative research;
Careers
Classification
0569: Nursing
0750: Armed forces
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences
Title
Army nurse officer retention: A qualitative examination of forces influencing the career longevity of Army nurses
Author
House, Crystal L.
Number of pages
79
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0154
Source
MAI 45/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Letvak, Susan
University/institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Department
School of Nursing
University location
United States -- North Carolina
Degree
M.S.N.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1443222
ProQuest document ID
304832750
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304832750
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