Nursing and the nursing workplace in Queensland, 2001-2010: what the nurses think

Eley, Robert, Francis, Karen and Hegney, Desley (2014) Nursing and the nursing workplace in Queensland, 2001-2010: what the nurses think. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 20 4: 366-374. doi:10.1111/ijn.12182

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Author Eley, Robert
Francis, Karen
Hegney, Desley
Title Nursing and the nursing workplace in Queensland, 2001-2010: what the nurses think
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1322-7114
1440-172X
Publication date 2014-08
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ijn.12182
Open Access Status
Volume 20
Issue 4
Start page 366
End page 374
Total pages 9
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Subject 2900 Nursing
Abstract The purpose of the study was to inform policy for reform in nursing. A survey mailed to members of the Queensland Nurses' Union four times between 2001 and 2010 elicited views on their employment and working conditions, professional development and career opportunities. Results across years and sectors of nursing consistently showed dissatisfaction in many aspects of employment, particularly by nurses working in aged care. However, views on staffing numbers, skill mix, workload, work stress, pay and staff morale all showed significant improvements over the decade. For example in 2001, 48.8% of nurses believed that their pay was poor, whereas in 2010, this had reduced to 35.2%. Furthermore, there was a significant rise throughout the decade in the opinion of the value of nursing as a good career. In light of the need to address nurse workforce shortages, the trends are encouraging; however, more improvements are required in order to support recruitment and retention.
Keyword Australia
Nurses
Satisfaction
Surveys
Workplace
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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