ERIC Number: ED101089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Inactive Health Personnel Project: Final Report.
Schiavone, Geraldine R. S.
The Inactive Health Personnel Project, conducted by the New Jersey Department of Health in 1967, had as objectives to increase the supply of health manpower by locating health personnel and promoting their active employment; to develop the details of health personnel needs by category of personnel and geographic area; and to assist in the return of as many health personnel as possible to active employment. Professional nursing appeared to be the area of greatest need and served as the project's focus. Data were gathered from questionnaires received from 63 percent of the total sample population of 11,490 licensed, inactive professional nurses in New Jersey. Common blocks to employment were low salaries, lack of part-time employment opportunities, need for refresher courses, and lack of child care facilities. Most of the respondents indicated a preference for part-time work in a hospital setting. Twelve recommendations were made toward solving the problems cited by the inactive nurses, expanding the data collection subjects, and initiating programs. A variety of activities followed: conferences, meetings, and additional surveys. (Approximately 100 pages of the document contain appended pertinent data including the survey form, raw data, followup correspondence, and related survey forms.) (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey