Career Paths of Nursing Professionals: A Study of Employment by Robert D. Hiscott

By Robert D. Hiscott

A "snapshot" of key labour strength and industry matters within the nursing box, the learn offers vital baseline information from which the effect of current and destiny public coverage developments and alterations should be monitored, reviewed, and researched. the scale studied right here contain fresh demographic shifts, a few of the kinds of employment mobility, degrees of voluntarism, occupation interruption, and nurses' purposes for leaving the sector. every one line of inquiry increases urgent questions about the pro lives of these who paintings so much without delay and dynamically with sufferers yet whose careers are being altered, maybe detrimentally, via reorganization within the Canadian future health care process. This publication could be of significant curiosity to nursing practitioners, educators and directors, allied practitioners and coverage makers, and social scientists with an curiosity within the labour industry, paintings, occupations, and professions.

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This model would appear to match the career reality faced by most nursing professionals. Chapter 5 explores the observed career advancement experiences of registered nurses in detail, identifying employment circumstances or conditions under which position-type mobility in the form of within-field promotions and demotions are likely. The number of nursing professionals leaving the field and taking positions outside nursing is examined in depth in Chapter 9. Why do nursing professionals leaving the nursing field?

Hence, almost four in five survey respondents was living with a spouse or partner at the time of the interview. 1 percent) reported being single (never married), while smaller proportions fell into other marital status categories including separated, divorced, and widowed. 9 percent) reporting one single change since that time; in most cases, this was a change from "single" to "married" status. 2 percent reported living in a common-law relationship, which means that, in total, four in five of all surveyed registered practical nurses were living with a spouse or partner at the time of survey interviewing.

In the past, most nursing professionals who left the field did so voluntarily, as opposed to being fired, dismissed or otherwise laid off, which implied they might change their minds in the future. However, this element of "reversibility" of decisions may be less relevant in the current labour market. Many nursing professionals will no longer have the personal choice to remain in, or return to, the nursing field, given dramatic declining employment opportunities from restructuring and downsizing in the health care system in general and the hospital sector in particular.

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