ERIC Number: ED112102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Career Goals of Hospital School of Nursing Seniors. Report of a Survey.
Bloom, Barbara I.
The report represents the results of a 1973 survey of senior students in hospital schools of nursing. Prepared by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Division of Career Information, the report is based on data compiled by the AHA Division of Survey Research. More than 11,000 students in 388 schools completed and returned a questionnaire which was divided into three major sections: career goals, career guidance, and individual information. Some of the questions required only checks, others required ranking factors in order of importance, and a few asked for open-ended responses. The study findings underscore the influence of the educational program on job selection. The major findings were that a large percentage of seniors expected to continue their education either on graduation or in the future, that the majority who had accepted job offers selected hospitals as their first employer, that clinical experience appears to influence choice of specialty, and that most students would be willing to work in manpower shortage areas. Several pages of comments interpreting the findings are followed by 41 tables of data. Among the appendixes are the survey questionnaire and tables showing breakdowns of data concerning AHA member and nonmember schools and States and regional data. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Clinical Experience, Employment, Factor Analysis, Health Occupations, Hospital Personnel, Job Applicants, Medical Education, National Surveys, Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Specialization, Student Characteristics, Student Experience, Tables (Data), Teaching Hospitals
American Hospital Association, 840 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL.