ERIC Number: ED080817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Inactive Registered Nurses; A Missouri Study.
Missouri State Div. of Health, Jefferson City.
Five objectives were outlined: to list inactive nurses who are interested in returning to active employment; to determine why they are inactive; to assist them to return to active status; to promote communication between organizations to coordinate efforts; and to review and make recommendations regarding existing refresher courses. A review of the literature offered many suggestions for meeting the demand for nurses. The study was conducted by mailing a one-page questionnaire to nurses tentatively identified as inactive and living in Missouri. Based on the 65.1% response, it was learned that most of the respondents were married females with children, 20-49 years of age, had been inactive less than eight years, and usually list family responsibility as reason for their inactive status. The primary factor influencing their return to nursing was convenient hours of employment, whether or not the nurses had children. Refresher courses were a secondary consideration. (One appendix includes the cover letter and questionnaire; a second appendix provides the tables of statistical information, and a three-page bibliography completes the report.) (AG)
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Div. of Health, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri