ERIC Number: ED205721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Nurses Educational Needs Assessment: Rochester and Southeastern Minnesota Area.
Kanun, Clara; Podratz, Rosalyn
A survey of registered nurses in the Rochester area was conducted to identify needs of potentially reemployable nurses in response to the prevailing opinion that uncongenial working conditions were the primary cause for the shortage of nurses. Data were collected from 20 percent random sample of registered nurses who completed either a survey form or its shortened form. The most consequential finding of the study contradicted the idea that a pool of unemployed, but potentially reemployable, nurses exists. The majority of respondents were working in a full- or part-time nursing capacity. The need was found to be for the education of more nurses rather than for an alteration of the working environment. Following a summary of the research, the report then provides tables and discussions of responses to survey questions regarding work status, current and preferred nursing specialties, demographic characteristics, motivations for continuing education and refresher training participation, current educational level and future educational goals, necessary conditions to return to nursing employment, and time limitations for continuing education participation. Cross-relationships on selected items are also shown. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Continuing Education and Extension Research Dept.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Southeast); Nursing Shortage