ERIC Number: ED047096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Practical Nurses Five Years After Graduation. Nurse Career-Pattern Study.
Knopf, Lucille; And Others
To provide descriptive data of practical nursing manpower and develop hypotheses based on significant relationships between responses on the questionnaires, the National League for Nursing undertook a longitudinal study of men and women who entered nursing school in the fall of 1962. Data were obtained by a series of questionnaires which had been completed at entrance to the program, upon graduation, and 1 year and 5 years after graduation. Though data from previous surveys are summarized, the main portion of the report concerns the findings 5 years after graduation. Age, marital status, and number of children were found to be closely related to the working status of those respondents who remained in the work force after 5 years. It would appear that the younger participants were at entrance, the more likely they were to withdraw from the work force during the 5 years after graduation. Family income reported by entering students was statistically related to working status, with the youngest group at entrance coming from families with higher incomes. The social index and working status of the husband were also related to the wife's employment. Recommendations are provided, and a discussion of the methodology and sample questionnaire are appended. A related report is available as ED 026 510. (SB)
Descriptors: Age, Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Choice, Children, Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys, Labor Force, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Longitudinal Studies, Marital Status, Nurses, Practical Nursing, Vocational Followup
National League for Nursing, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y. 10019 (Pub No. 19-1339, $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: ESSO Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National League for Nursing, New York, NY.