A Model to Manage the Intention to Stay in the Nurse Profession of Nurse Students at the Army Nursing College
7 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2017
Date Written: January 1, 2017
The objectives of this research are (1) to study the level of intention to stay in the nurse profession of the nurse students at the Army Nursing College, (2) to compare the intention levels between nurse students in different class years at the Army Nursing College, and (3) to model a scheme to manage the intention to stay in the nurse profession among the nurse students at the Army Nursing College. The sample includes 323 nursing students, who are surveyed with a questionnaire. The obtained data are then analyzed to find means, standard deviations, and further tested, using t-test, F-test, and multiple regressions. The research results find that the level of intention to stay in the nurse profession among the army nurse students is high (x =3.89). The intentional level, however, do not differ among students in class years. In this model, there are two factors that affect the management of the intention level, including the general training factor (Beta = 0.422) and the job satisfaction factor (Beta = 0.229). The model has the power of 32.90 percent (R-squared = 0.329) to explain the level of intention to stay in the nurse profession and exhibits a positive, moderate relationship with the actual intention to stay (R = 0.573), which implies that if general trainings are supported and job satisfaction can be raised, then the level of intention to stay in the nurse profession among the army nurse students should be accordingly higher.
Keywords: Intention to Stay, Nurse Profession, Army Nurse Students
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