Retaining rural and remote area nurses : The Queensland, Australia experience

Hegney, Desley, McCarthy, Alexandra, Rogers-Clark, Cath, & Gorman, Don (2002) Retaining rural and remote area nurses : The Queensland, Australia experience. Journal of Nursing Administration, 32(3), pp. 128-135.

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Because higher-than-average turnover rates for nurses who work in remote and rural areas are the norm, the authors conducted a study to identify professional and personal factors that influenced rural nurses’ decisions to resign. Using a mail survey, the authors gathered qualitative and quantitative data from nurses who had resigned from rural and remote areas in Queensland, Australia. Their findings, categorized into professional and rural influences, highlight the importance of work force planning strategies that capitalize on the positive aspects of rural and remote area practice, to retain nurses in nonmetropolitan areas.

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ID Code: 64556
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: retention, nursing workforce, rural nursing, remote area nursing, Queensland, Australia
ISSN: 0002-0443
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2013 00:14
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 00:14

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