Event Title

Career Counseling: Right Nurse, Right Position

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

9-4-2012 1:00 PM

End Date

9-4-2012 2:30 PM

Student's Major

School of Nursing

Student's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Mentor's Name

Hans Peter de Ruiter

Mentor's Department

School of Nursing

Mentor's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Description

This study assesses the correlation between senior year undergraduate career counseling for Registered Nurses (RN), their area of first year employment, and the RN’s subsequent intent to leave his or her current position and/or profession within the first year following graduation. The two primary groups identified in this study will be represented by Group A and Group B. The variable group (Group

B) receives standardized career counseling as well as a personality assessment, the Five Factor Model (FFM). The control group (Group A) will not receive a personality profile, but will participate only in a standardized counseling session according to their interests. Statistical analysis is used to identify “job satisfaction” differences between Group A and Group B within their first year of practice. The t-test will analyze the mean between two independent samples related to the participants reported satisfaction level. Identifying personality strengths based on the FFM, and applying those strengths to specific areas of practice, will ideally increase the rate of confidence and competency in novice Registered Nurses. The findings of the study will aid in identifying an important factor that may preclude attrition within the nursing field.

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:30 PM

Career Counseling: Right Nurse, Right Position

CSU Ballroom

This study assesses the correlation between senior year undergraduate career counseling for Registered Nurses (RN), their area of first year employment, and the RN’s subsequent intent to leave his or her current position and/or profession within the first year following graduation. The two primary groups identified in this study will be represented by Group A and Group B. The variable group (Group

B) receives standardized career counseling as well as a personality assessment, the Five Factor Model (FFM). The control group (Group A) will not receive a personality profile, but will participate only in a standardized counseling session according to their interests. Statistical analysis is used to identify “job satisfaction” differences between Group A and Group B within their first year of practice. The t-test will analyze the mean between two independent samples related to the participants reported satisfaction level. Identifying personality strengths based on the FFM, and applying those strengths to specific areas of practice, will ideally increase the rate of confidence and competency in novice Registered Nurses. The findings of the study will aid in identifying an important factor that may preclude attrition within the nursing field.

Recommended Citation

Eccles, Erin. "Career Counseling: Right Nurse, Right Position." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/poster-session-B/52