ERIC Number: ED023797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Employees in Nursing and Personal Care Homes: Number, Work Experience, Special Training, and Wages, United States, May-June 1964. Publication No. 1000, Series 12, No. 6.
Taube, Carl A.; Bryant, E. Earl
This report of the findings of a survey of a sample of 1,073 resident institutions which provide nursing or personal care to the aged or chronically ill emphasizes employee work experience, special training, and wages. The median total experience for all nursing and professional employees in the type of job held at the time of the survey was 4.1 years with a high of 11.1 for registered nurses and a low of 2.5 years for nurse aides. Almost half of the employees had no experience prior to their current jobs. Two of every five employees, but only 11 percent of the professional staff other than nurses, had been in their jobs less than 1 year. The turnover rate was highest for proprietary and least for government facilities. The best attended special courses were those treating nursing care of the aged and almost as well attended were those on mental or social problems of the aged or chronically ill, physical therapy or rehabilitation, and nutrition or food services. The median weekly salary was $48, ranging from a low of $44 for nurse aides to $87.00 for registered nurses and $89 for other professionals. In general, wages were related to length of work experience. The survey instruments and related information are included. (JK)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Employment Experience, Employment Statistics, Health Personnel, Nursing Homes, Occupational Surveys, Personal Care Homes, Professional Education, Salaries, Tenure
Government Printing Office, North Capital and H Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20401 (FS2.85/2:12/No. 6, $.30).
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Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.