How fitting to look at this again since 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
Nursing Stories: Memories of an Older Nurse
I found an interesting study regarding nurses’ satisfaction with their career choice. Note the respondents were middle-aged (45 – 64) and predominately female.
Since my specialty is gerontology, I have included the comments made by three older nurses. Yes, Yes, I know they are all positive.
I look forward to a study that includes younger nurses and more males. Would there be differences in the outcome?
Most Nurses Have Few to No Regrets About Career Choice
by Alicia Ault
Medscape, January 25, 2017
When asked what they liked best about their career, most nurses could not narrow it down to just one answer — instead, they gave multiple reasons, with relationships with patients, being good at what they do, and having a job they liked being among the top answers, in a new survey by Medscape.
The Medscape Nurse Career Satisfaction Report for 2016 surveyed 10,026 practicing nurses in the United States…
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