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

Accepted Version
Available under the following license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (266kB) | Preview
[img] Other (Acceptance)
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (173kB) | Request a copy
Official URL:


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:
Keywords: band 5 nurses, job satisfaction, nursing management, professional development, staff retention
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Medical Science (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 14:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:58

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item