PART B Critical Analysis Paper - Becoming a Registered Nurse
This assignment requires you to choose and critically analyse an issue that you have identified as being important to you as a beginning registered nurse. Building upon your e-journal entries and readings, this assignment requires that you read further around your issue of interest and critically analyse the literature to consider the implications for your practice. This section of the assessment allows you to demonstrate that you are able to independently construct new understandings of the course content and demonstrate an ability to translate evidence based knowledge into practice. You will choose ONE e – journal entry from one of the six (6) weeks that you will analyse in more detail. You must choose a topic from your e-journal that relates to one of these entries. Using a scholarly approach you discuss the issue in detail and explain how this will help you begin to transition to professional practice.
Please use this: (E-portfolio)
Issues of retention and attrition underpin workforce supply and demand. What are some of the factors which may cause a registered nurse to stop practising in the health care industry?
Nurses who work in rural hospital remain in demand to stay in current profession as lack of staff working in the area, thus recruiting new staff and retaining current staff would be difficult as acknowledged by (Yates et al. 2011). Therefore, staff who work in the industry for a long period of time would have more skills than new staff member as this enable them to move from one ward to another. Senior nursing staff would undergo certain expectation from hospital they work and multitask at the same time in different department at workplace as acknowledged by (Yates et al. 2011). However, this has cause the numbers of senior nursing staff members to be stress due to job overload in the workforce as mention by (Yates et al. 2011). Lastly, nurses who dissatisfied with wages, shift work, also poor relationships between hospital and employees have the tendency to quit their job as acknowledged by (Ma et al. 2009).
Ma, JC, Lee, PH, Yang, YC & Chang, WY 2009, ‘Predicting factors relate to nurses intention to leave, job satisfaction and perception of quality of care in acute care hospitals’, Nursing Economics, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 178-202.
Yates, K, Usher, K & Kelly, J 2011, ‘The dual roles of rural midwives, the potential for role conflict and impact on retention’, The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 107-113.