Navigation Links
NYU College of Nursing researcher awarded $4.1M grant to study nurses' work decisions
Date:2/29/2008

New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN), has received an eight-year, $4.1 million year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) in order to track changes in their careers. The new grant extends from 4 to 10 the number of years these nurses will be studied. The grant also adds funding to study two new cohorts of NLRNs and to survey new nurses about the quality of patient-care education.

Following the same nurses for the first 10 years of their careers will provide an unprecedented opportunity to learn about how they make decisions about their work, said NYUCNs Christine Kovner, RN, PhD, FAAN, the studys principal investigator.

In the face of continuing nursing shortages, which are projected to top 340,000 by 2020, exploring the conditions that influence nurses to remain in, or leave, their positions will be vital to informing health care organizations and policymakers efforts to retain qualified RNs and improve the environments in which they work.

This grant continues our work about the work patterns of new RNs over time that is particularly important both to the nursing profession and to our health care system," said co-principal investigator Carol S. Brewer, PhD, RN, associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University at Buffalo in New York.

Findings from the current research, Newly Licensed RNs Characteristics, Work Attitudes, and Intentions to Work, were published in the September 2007 issue of the American Journal of Nursing. The sample included new RNs in the District of Columbia and 34 states. A total of 3,266 nurses completed the first survey. Data were gathered in four areas: respondent characteristics, work-setting characteristics, respondents attitudes about work, and job opportunities. Respondents who were not working were asked about their reasons for being unemployed. Findings from the current study can be found at RNWorkproject.org.

New graduates of nursing programs who become registered nurses are essential to balancing the supply and demand for these professionals, said Kovner. Therefore, it is vital that we understand the factors that promote the retention of newly licensed RNs as well as factors that lead to the high turnover rates among them.

We deeply appreciate the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations continued unwavering support for the study of the important issues of RN retention and job satisfaction, said NYUCN Dean Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN. The findings will in turn help leaders in the field make informed decisions about where in the system we need to make greater investments in educating, hiring, and retaining excellent nurses, which is so critical to the health of our nation.


'/>"/>

Contact: Christopher James
christopher.james@nyu.edu
212-998-6876
New York University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. NJSNA honors Rutgers College of Nursings Linda Flynn for excellence in research
2. FSU College of Medicine researcher seeks to uncover new cancer therapies
3. Orqis(R) Medicals MOMENTUM Trial Abstract Accepted for Late Breaking Clinical Trial Presentation at the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting
4. Hondros College Expands School of Nursing to Columbus and Dayton; Students Can Begin LPN Education Almost Immediately
5. A dangerous transition: High school to the first year of college
6. Data From Antheras Plasma Trial to be Presented as Late Breaker at American College Of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
7. American College of Preventive Medicine calls on ABC to cancel Eli Stone episode
8. Harm of Abstinence-Only Programs in U.S. and Abroad Subject of Panel Discussion at Two Maine College Campuses
9. Prescription Mind Meds Pose Dangerous Threat to College Students
10. UIC College of Nursing in Peoria Now Accepting Applications for New Doctorate of Nursing Practice
11. College Drinking Games Lead to Higher Blood Alcohol Levels
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... is using cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for ... Many are aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, ... remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and ... Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , For ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect ... videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels ... , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a ... fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the ... several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) (NASDAQ: ... novel therapeutics for the treatment of grievous blood-based ... closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering ... public offering price of $18.75 per share. All ... by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds from the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. ... which develops, markets and sells medical devices and wearable ... signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain ... Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new ... cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher ... a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher ... and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive ... provide independent expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: