It has been suggested that in rural settings, the primary difficulty that faces nursing administrators is recruitment of registered nurses (RNs). This study examines the impact of recruitment strategies and barriers by comparing and contrasting corresponding RN full-time equivalent (FTE) vacancy rates. Data were gathered from a multistate telephone survey of directors of nursing (DONs) practicing in rural hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and public health settings (N = 556, response rate = 89.5%). The investigators found that DONs who perceived scheduling amenities and autonomy enhancements corresponded with RN FTE vacancy rates that were most reduced from the mean of the overall sample. Regarding recruitment barriers, geographic locale/isolation and job-related factors corresponded with RN FTE vacancy rates that were most elevated from the overall sample mean.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Applied Nursing Research|
|State||Published - May 1993|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
From the Rural Health Research Center, School of Medicine; and the College of Nursing, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. Terry D. Stratton, MA: Research Analyst, Rural Health Research Center, School of Medicine; Jeri W. Dunkin, PhD, RN: Assistant Professor and Director, Graduate Rural Health Nursing Specialty, College of Nursing; Nyla Juhl, PhD, RN: Assistant Professor, Family & Community Nursing; and Director, Graduate ParentlChild Nursing Specialty, College of Nursing; Jack M. Geller, PhD: Associate Professor, Community Medicine and Rural Health; and Director, Rural Health Research Center, School of Medicine. This research was supported in part by funding from the Office of Rural Health Policy in the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Heahh & Human Serv&es (Grant No. HARO00004-03). Address reprint requests to Terry D. Stratton, MA, Rural Health Research Center, School of Medicine, Unh'ersity of North Dakota, 501 North Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58203. Copyright © 1993 by W.B. Saunders Company 0897-1897/93/0602-000355.0010
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- Nursing (all)