Accession Number : ADA296605

Title :   The U.S. Army Survey of Registered Nurses and the U.S. Army Survey of Nursing Students: Methodology and Results.

Descriptive Note : Final study rept. Aug 93-Aug 94,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Ramsberger, Peter F. ; Barnes, Jeffrey D. ; DiFazio, Anl S. ; Tiggle, Ronald

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Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : This report details the methodology of and preliminary results from surveys of registered nurses (RNs) and nursing students. Representative samples of each were selected and their attitudes toward various aspects of nursing, and military nursing in particular, were assessed. The results indicate that there is a great deal of similarity between current and future RNs in terms of reasons for entering the field and positive and negative influences in that regard. Overall, current nurses were satisfied with their field, although there were areas of significant dissatisfaction (e.g., the amount of paperwork). The level of familiarity with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) was high, and many aspects of the ANC were attractive to both current and future RNs. However, the possibility of relocation, chance of serving in/around combat, prospect of weekend Reserve duty, and military lifestyle were seen by large portions of each sample as being negative attributes of military service. Interest in enlisting in the ANC was fairly low among both groups, with significant portions of respondents indicating that the probability that they would join was smaller following Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *NURSES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY RESERVES, IRAQ, KUWAIT, STUDENTS, SURVEYS, RELOCATION, ARMY, NURSING, CORPS LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE