Retaining rural and remote area nurses: the Queensland Australia experience

Hegney, Desley and McCarthy, Alexandra and Rogers-Clark, Cath and Gorman, Don (2002) Retaining rural and remote area nurses: the Queensland Australia experience. Journal of Nursing Administration, 32 (3). pp. 128-135. ISSN 0002-0443


Because higher-than-average turnover rates for nurses who work in remote and rural areas are the norm, the authors conducted a study to identify professional and personal factors that influenced rural nurses' decisions to resign. Using a mail survey, the authors gathered qualitative and quantitative data from nurses who had resigned from rural and remote areas in Queensland, Australia. Their findings, categorized into professional and rural influences, highlight the importance of work force planning strategies that capitalize on the positive aspects of rural and remote area practice, to retain nurses in nonmetropolitan areas.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: ©2002, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:19
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 06:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural nursing; remote area nursing; retention; Australia; Queensland
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160508 Health Policy
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society

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