[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Choosing a career is an important decision for each individual, which is affected by many different factors. The process of entering nursing, as one of the pivotal healthcare discipline, certainly affects quality of care, and retention of nurses in the profession.
Exploring factors affecting the students' decision to enter nursing.
This qualitative content analysis was carried at the school of Nursing and Midwifery of Tehran University of medical sciences.
The semi structured interview method was used to conduct this qualitative study on 11 nursing freshmen in 2010. We transcribed the interviews verbatim and analyzed them using the conventional content analysis approach.
Four main categories, reflecting the factors affecting the participants' decision to enter nursing emerged in this study: Capabilities of the profession, coercion, having an interest in the medical and allied health fields, and receiving positive feedbacks. The participants had tried to gather information about nursing through different sources, including nurses and other health care professionals, counselors and Internet, which almost all the time, yielded to no useful information and sometimes with negative feedback.
Findings revealed that, unlike other countries, few participants had entered nursing with a real interest in helping and caring for others, and other factors such as having an interest in the medical and allied health fields, coercion, and good employment opportunities were the most important motives. Students' lack of knowledge about the profession deserves special attention. Nursing managers' should try to introduce the reality of nursing to the public and as a result, attract more competent students to the profession.
Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research 03/2013; 18(1):59-64.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: With national projections indicating the need for more RNs to meet the health care workforce demands, innovative strategies to recruit high school students into the profession of nursing must be utilized. This article describes an innovative strategy aimed at high school students through a Summer Institute of Nursing-a 5-day, 4-night, college-based experience-designed to allow them the opportunity to explore the profession of nursing. Through skills laboratories, service projects, and health care site visits, students were able to experience the profession of nursing hands on. Based on the research conducted through pre- and post-surveys, the high school students experienced a significant change in their likelihood of pursuing a career in nursing after completing the Institute (p < 0.001). The format of the Summer Institute of Nursing represents an innovative strategy to recruit high school students into the profession of nursing. [J Nurs Educ. 2013;52(12):701-704.].
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Abstract For almost half a century, research has identified that effective teamwork is essential in order to enhance care provision and health outcomes for patients. Although the value of teamwork is well-recognized in healthcare, the historically rooted dynamics of workplace relationships create a myriad of challenges to creating collaborative teams. Understanding the history of interpersonal dynamics between health professionals can provide direction for future interprofessional education and collaboration strategies. The aim of this paper is to provide a historical overview of the social positioning of nursing and medicine in the context of interprofessional collaboration. Few professions work as closely as nursing and medicine. Despite the well-recognized benefits of interprofessional collaboration, these two professions are often socially positioned in opposition to one another and depicted as adversarial. This analysis will seek to advance our understanding of the historical roots between these two professions and their relationships with and among each other in relation to career choice, early socialization and patient care delivery. An exploration of the historical social positioning of nursing and medicine can provide an enhanced understanding of the barriers to interprofessional collaboration and inform future successes in interprofessional education and practice among all health and social care professions.
Journal of Interprofessional Care 01/2014; 28(2). DOI:10.3109/13561820.2013.867839 · 1.36 Impact Factor
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