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Retention of graduates of critical care nursing courses undertaken in Victorian regional centres between 1995 and 1997

Elderkin, Tania (2002) Retention of graduates of critical care nursing courses undertaken in Victorian regional centres between 1995 and 1997. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

Nursing recruitment and turnover is a significant issue for the health care system, as high turnover rates can contribute significantly to negative outcomes in terms of cost and quality of care. Both critical care and regional nursing have been highlighted as areas of specific concern in the literature (Department of Human Services, 2001), but no studies have focussed on the retention of regional, critical care nurses. This research is an exploratory, descriptive study to. investigate the outcomes of tertiary critical care nursing courses based in Victorian regional hospitals in terms of employment and retention of graduates and the factors which influence this.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
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Master of Health Science

Uncontrolled Keywords: intensive care nursing, nurses, higher education, Victoria, attrition, college dropouts, retention, nursing studies
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Ms Julie Gardner
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 05:54
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 02:36
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/33013
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