Researchers have demonstrated repeatedly the importance of the relationship linking job satisfaction to employee retention. In rural areas of the country, where a persistent maldistribution of nurses continues to hamper health care delivery, the potential benefits of bolstering retention via enhancements in job satisfaction are of utmost utility to administrators and providers alike. Data were gathered from a multistate survey of registered nurses (RNs) practicing in rural hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and community/public health settings (N = 1,647; response rate = 40.3%). The investigators found that the use of tuition reimbursement corresponded significantly with increased levels of job satisfaction among nurses in all three practice environments, as did day care services for nurses in acute care settings. Also, among hospital-based RNs, level of nursing education was found to be a significant factor in the relationship between tuition reimbursement and job satisfaction, with the highest level occurring among diploma-prepared nurses.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Applied Nursing Research|
|State||Published - May 1995|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
From the Department of Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, and the College of Nursing and School of Medicine, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. Terry D. Stratton, MA: Doctoral Student in Sociology and Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Jeff W. Dunkin, PhD, RN: Associate Professor and Co-ordinator of Research, School of Nursing, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA; Nyla Juhl, PhD, RN: Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Parent~Child Nursing Specialty, College of Nursing, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; and Jack M. Geller, Phl): Associate Professor and Director, Rural Health Research Center, School of Medicine, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. Supported by the Office of Rural Health Policy in the Health Resources and Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services Grant No. CSRO00005-OI-O. Address reprint requests to Jeri W. Dunkin, PhD, RN, Center for Nursing Research, School of Nursing EB-202, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912-4205. Copyright © 1995 by W.B. Saunders Company 0897-1897/95/0802-000555.00/0
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- Nursing (all)