ERIC Number: EJ875858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
School Nurse Perspectives of Challenges and How They Perceive Success in Their Professional Nursing Roles
Smith, Shirley G.; Firmin, Michael W.
Journal of School Nursing, v25 n2 p152-162 2009
This is a phenomenological study of 25 school nurses employed in a large, urban school district in the midwestern section of the United States. In addition to school nursing, the participants also had professional work experience in other nursing specialties. Thematic analysis of the data focused on the challenges faced by the school nurses, their views of school nursing success, and elements of job satisfaction. Overall, the school nurses reported the positive aspects of school nursing outweigh the negative aspects of their jobs. Developmental changes were reported among the school nurses in this study as they reflected on how they perceived their nursing career over time and during different seasons of their lives.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Job Satisfaction, School Nurses, Work Experience, Role, Work Environment, Attitude Measures, Career Development, Career Choice, Family Work Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States