Introduction: Recently, the unemployment ratio for nurses at European level reached 9% and an increased among nurses has been reported around the world. In several countries, such as Italy, searching for a nursing job has become a complex challenge. However, factors affecting the success in finding a nursing position have not received attention to date. Methods: Aiming to synthesize the knowledge available on the process of searching for a job as a nurse, an integrative review of the literature was performed. A total of 419 articles were retrieved and 126 studies were eligible. Two researchers working independently have scrutinized the eligible articles. A total of 6 studies have been included and a content analysis was performed. Results: A content analysis of the studies was performed and the articles were categorized in accordance to the key findings in three themes: 1) voluntary and forced unemployment; 2) strategies adopted by nurses in searching for a job; and 3) factors influencing success in searching for a nursing job. Individual factors may play a great role in finding a nursing job in times of economic crisis. The lack of clinical preparedness and managerial competence perceived by newly graduated nurses may affect their success in searching for a nursing job. Conclusions: Newly graduated should be prepared to face with the challenging process of finding a nursing job. Different policies have been suggested at individual, faculty and hospital levels.

Bulfone, G., Fida, R., Vellone, E., Alvaro, R., Palese, A. (2016). Searching for a nursing job in an increased complexity of the labour market: An integrative review of the literature. JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE, 6(3), 33-42 [10.5430/jnep.v6n3p33].

Searching for a nursing job in an increased complexity of the labour market: An integrative review of the literature

VELLONE, ERCOLE;ALVARO, ROSARIA;
2016-01-01

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Introduction: Recently, the unemployment ratio for nurses at European level reached 9% and an increased among nurses has been reported around the world. In several countries, such as Italy, searching for a nursing job has become a complex challenge. However, factors affecting the success in finding a nursing position have not received attention to date. Methods: Aiming to synthesize the knowledge available on the process of searching for a job as a nurse, an integrative review of the literature was performed. A total of 419 articles were retrieved and 126 studies were eligible. Two researchers working independently have scrutinized the eligible articles. A total of 6 studies have been included and a content analysis was performed. Results: A content analysis of the studies was performed and the articles were categorized in accordance to the key findings in three themes: 1) voluntary and forced unemployment; 2) strategies adopted by nurses in searching for a job; and 3) factors influencing success in searching for a nursing job. Individual factors may play a great role in finding a nursing job in times of economic crisis. The lack of clinical preparedness and managerial competence perceived by newly graduated nurses may affect their success in searching for a nursing job. Conclusions: Newly graduated should be prepared to face with the challenging process of finding a nursing job. Different policies have been suggested at individual, faculty and hospital levels.
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Settore MED/45 - Scienze Infermieristiche Generali, Cliniche e Pediatriche
English
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Nurse, New graduated nurse, Job application, Employment, Successful job search
Bulfone, G., Fida, R., Vellone, E., Alvaro, R., Palese, A. (2016). Searching for a nursing job in an increased complexity of the labour market: An integrative review of the literature. JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE, 6(3), 33-42 [10.5430/jnep.v6n3p33].
Bulfone, G; Fida, R; Vellone, E; Alvaro, R; Palese, A
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