BACKGROUND: Student clinical and work-related experiences are available at many healthcare organizations, but little is known about how these experiences contribute to the employer/nurse work relationship that begins after graduation. This study examined the relationship of senior BSN students' past employer experience in describing first-year employer commitment and turnover. METHODS: The sample was 63 senior BSN students. Experience factors measured included job selection factors, pre- and one-year commitment, organizational climate, employer support, and first-year turnover. RESULTS: Organizational climate was the experience-related factor most important in explaining first-year commitment. CONCLUSION: Findings suggest the importance of supportive work environments to new nurses both before and after accepting the first graduate nurse position.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of continuing education in nursing|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Review and Exam Preparation