Band 5 nurses’ perceptions and experiences of professional development

Wilkinson, Susan and Hayward, Richard (2017) Band 5 nurses’ perceptions and experiences of professional development. Nursing Management, 24 (2). pp. 30-37. ISSN 2047-8976

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.7748/nm.2017.e1537

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this qualitative study was to explore band 5 nurses’ perceptions and experiences of professional development in an acute care provider to identify what, if any, effect these have on their job satisfaction and intention to stay in post. Method: An adapted grounded theory approach was used. Theoretical sampling identified band 5 nurses in their first 24 months of employment in the trust. Data were collected through focus groups and analysed using the constant comparative method. Results: Findings suggest that the provision of, and support for, development opportunities affect nurses’ job satisfaction, and investment in these opportunities is likely to improve staff retention. Conclusion: It is important that resources and funding can be used flexibly so nurse leaders can ensure nursing staff are provided with the training and career progression they require. This will support them to achieve and retain essential competencies, and improve job satisfaction and staff retention.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This is the author's accepted manuscript version. The version of record, published in 'Nursing Management' can be found at: https://doi.org/10.7748/nm.2017.e1537
Keywords: band 5 nurses, job satisfaction, nursing management, professional development, staff retention
Faculty: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email richard.hayward@anglia.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 14:22
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 13:59
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/701826

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