"Although, the shortage described in the 90's and 2000's (HRSA 2002; Upenieks 2005) has been dramatically reduced, several pressures are keeping the issue forefront. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that healthcare reform, retiring workforce, and the changing economy will continue to drive demand for RNs (Auerbach et al. 2013). New models of care, mandated by healthcare reform, call for more leadership by RNs in care coordination. "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective – Investigate the effects of stress, economic factors, altruism and value congruence on intentions to leave the profession in nursing. Background – As the demand for nurses increases retaining nurses will be critical for healthcare organizations and the healthcare industry. We draw from a mature body of research on nurse retention to build the research model.
Method – We analyze data from a survey of 861 registered nurses in the southeastern United States. Structural
equation modeling was used to analyze the survey.
Results – Results confirm the importance of stress and salaries. Strong evidence supports the importance of the fit
between employer and nurse values. Finally, the analysis provides unexpected evidence of the reduction of
opportunities nurses have to fulfill altruistic desires at work.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Since the 1980s, US policymakers have used immigration policy to influence the supply of nurses by allowing or restricting the entry of internationally educated nurses (IENs) into the US workforce. The methods pursued have shifted over time from temporary visa categories in the 1980s and 1990s to permanent immigrant visas in the 2000s. The impact of policy measures adopted during nursing shortages has often been blunted by political and economic events, but the number and representation of IENs in the US nursing workforce has increased substantially since the 1980s. Even as the US seeks to increase domestic production of nurses, it remains a desirable destination for IENs and a target market for nurse-producing source countries. Hiring organizations and nurse leaders play a critical role in ensuring that the hiring and integration of IENs into US health care organizations is constructive for nurses, source countries, and the US health care system.
Nursing outlook 01/2013; 62(1). DOI:10.1016/j.outlook.2013.10.012 · 1.83 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This study investigates the effect of the Recession of 2007 on nurses' wages, demographics, human capital, and work environment characteristics using data from the California Board of Registered Nursing Surveys of 2006, 2008 and 2010. Findings suggest that the labor force is maximized, with nurses working as much as they can on their primary nursing positions (51 weeks a year). As the economy recovers, the nurse shortage will resurge. Intense focus in three policy areas is recommended: education, faculty training, and recruitment and retention of African Americans, Hispanics, and older nurses.
Policy Politics & Nursing Practice 09/2013; DOI:10.1177/1527154413500148
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