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Summer 2010 RN Work Project Newsletter

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Generational Differences among Newly Licensed Registered Nurses

Responses of 2 369 newly licensed registered nurses from 3 generational cohorts—Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y—were studied to identify differences in their characteristics, work-related experiences, and attitudes. These responses revealed significant differences among generations in: job satisfaction, organizational commitment, work motivation, work-to-family conflict, family-to-work conflict, distributive justice, promotional opportunities, supervisory support, mentor support, procedural […]

Commuting to Work: RN Travel Time to Employment in Rural and Urban Areas

In the newly licensed registered nurses, rural nurses and those living in small towns had significantly longer average commute times. Young married RNs and RNs with children also tended to have longer commute times, as did RNs employed by hospitals. The findings indicate that travel time to work varies significantly across locale types. Further research […]

Summer 2011 RN Work Project Newsletter

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Summer 2012 RN Work Project Newsletter

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The Relative Geographic Immobility Of New Registered Nurses Calls For New Strategies To Augment That Workforce

Little is known about registered nurses’ geographic mobility after they earn their first professional degree and become licensed to practice. Through a cross-sectional mailed survey of newly-licensed registered nurses in 15 states, the researchers found that 52.5 percent work within 40 miles of where they attended high school. Researcher’s analysis of Census Bureau data shows […]

Newly Licensed RNs Describe What They Like Best About Being A Nurse

About 25% of newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) leave their first job within two years, but only 2% leave the nursing profession in this same timeframe. Therefore, the researchers sought to discover what new nurses like best about being a nurse, in hopes of gaining information that might help facilities to reduce turnover rates. Data […]

Early Career RNs’ Perceptions of Quality Care In The Hospital Setting

2011 The purpose of this study was to explore early-career registered nurses’ perceptions of high-quality nursing care in hospitals. The study findings contribute to ongoing work intended to explore and define what quality nursing care is and how it ultimately impacts patients. The final sample analyzed for this article consisted of 171 narrative responses from […]

Predictors of Actual Turnover In A National Sample of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses Employed In Hospitals

2012 There is a large body of research related to nursing retention; however, there is little information specific to newly licensed registered nurse turnover. Incidence rates of turnover among new nurses are unknown because most turnover data are not from nationally representative samples of nurses. Brewer, C. S., Kovner, C. T., Greene, W., Tukov-Shuser, M., […]

State Mandatory Overtime Regulations and Newly Licensed Nurses’ Mandatory and Voluntary Overtime and Total Work Hours

* Winner of Nursing Outlook’s Excellence in Policy Award Nurse overtime has been used to handle normal variations in patient census and to control chronic understaffing. By 2010, 16 states had regulations to limit nurse overtime. We examined mandatory overtime regulations and their association with mandatory and voluntary overtime and total hours worked by newly […]