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dc.contributor.authorEley, R.
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, K.
dc.contributor.authorHegney, Desley
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T10:43:59Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T10:43:59Z
dc.date.created2013-06-30T20:00:13Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationEley, Robert and Francis, K and Hegney, Desley. 2013. Career progression - the views of Queensland's nurses. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 30 (4): pp. 23-31.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/5115
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Objectives: To inform policy through determination of the views of Queensland nurses on career progression. Design: A quantitative cross-sectional cohort design with mailed survey. Setting: Financial members of the Queensland Nurses’ Union .Main outcome measures: Extent of the relationship between opportunity for career progression in nursing with turnover and retention. Results: A majority (54.4%) of the 1365 respondents were satisfied with their career progression. Only 11.6% were dissatisfied. Satisfaction was not related to length of time in nursing, but did increase among nurses enrolled in further education programs. Dissatisfaction was related to four themes: lack of support to advance knowledge; lack of opportunities for promotion; number of career options; and costs associated with advancement. A quarter of the nurses were contemplating a move within nursing in the next year and most of these nurses (62%) indicated that the move was for the purpose of career advancement. One in six nurses were contemplating leaving nursing altogether; however only 12.8% of those cited lack of career as the factor for intended departure. Results continued the trend seen in previous surveys over the last decade of a small but significant reduction in the perception that career prospects in nursing were limited. Conclusion: Although the perception that there are limitations to career advancement in nursing has reduced in the last decade, there is still room for improvement. Lack of career progression remains a concern of nurses; however this is not generally manifested in an intention to leave nursing. Rather, nurses are prepared to consider moves within nursing to further their careers.

dc.publisherAustralian Nursing Federation
dc.relationhttp://www.ajan.com.au/Vol30/Issue4/4Eley.pdf
dc.subjectcareer progression
dc.subjectNurses
dc.subjectcareer choice
dc.subjectsurvey
dc.titleCareer progression - the views of Queensland's nurses
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume30
dcterms.source.number4
dcterms.source.startPage23
dcterms.source.endPage31
dcterms.source.issn1447-4328
dcterms.source.titleAustralian Journal of Advanced Nursing
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Reprinted with the permission of the AJAN and Australian Nursing Federation

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