Taking Part: Registered Nurses and the Labour Market in 1997.Report as inadecuate

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The labor market participation, pay, job satisfaction, employment patterns, and turnover of registered nurses in the United Kingdom were examined through an analysis of data from the 1997 Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Survey. Of the random sample of 5,984 nurses from the RCN membership records surveyed, 4,288 (72%) returned usable questionnaires. Of the 90% of respondents who were employed in nursing, 75% worked in the National Health Service (NHS). A comparison of the 1997 and previous survey findings established the following: the number of practitioners not renewing their registration increased from 7,266 in 1990-1991 to 17,572 in 1995-96; the net growth in nursing employment in recent years has resulted from increased employment in non-NHS sectors; the proportions of nurses employed in higher-grade nursing positions and below the top of their pay scales have declined since 1991; 65% the number of nurses working full time declined from 65% in 1992 to 59% in 1997; most job turnover was accounted for by moves between non-NHS jobs. (Fifty-three figures/tables and 22 references are included. Appended is information about the following: 1997 RCN Membership Survey; participation in nursing and estimated pool size; and shift patterns by employment sector and specialty.) (MN)

Descriptors: Career Change, Career Development, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Income, Individual Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Labor Turnover, National Surveys, Nurses, Occupational Surveys, Work Attitudes

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Author: Seccombe, I.; Smith, G.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12500&id=ED412407

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