ERIC Number: ED413526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Enrolled Nurses: A Study for the UKCC.
Seccombe, I.; Smith, G.; Buchan, J.; Ball, J.
Selected issues of concern to second-level enrolled (registered) nurses in the United Kingdom were examined through national surveys of two groups: (1) a random sample of 21,762 of the 115,459 nurses holding second-level registration in the United Kingdom, and (2) 700 employers who, included nurse executive directors in all National Health Service (NHS) trusts plus a sample of non-NHS employers. The number of individuals with second-level registration was discovered to have declined by almost one-fourth between March 1993 and March 1996. That decline was attributed to the following: cessation of training for entry to second-level registration; conversions to first-level registration; and retirement and nonrenewal of registration. It was concluded that a significant and continuing supply of second-level registrants would likely exist for the foreseeable future. Although most employers anticipated continued growth in employment of first-level registered nurses and health care assistants, they foresaw a continuing decline in their employment of enrolled nurses. Many enrolled nurses were pessimistic about their future prospects in nursing. (The report contains 55 references and 73 tables/figures. Appended are the following: list of organizations contacted; information about the registered practitioner and employer surveys; and the registrants' and employers' questionnaires.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Development, Certification, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Labor Turnover, National Surveys, Nurses, Professional Development, Public Policy, Questionnaires, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom