The purpose of this quantitative study was to assess the impact of mentorship on job satisfaction and intent to stay in the current position among NPs. The theoretical frameworks that provided context for this study were interpersonal relations theory and novice to expert theory. Using a convenience sample of NPs belonging to private LinkedIn and Facebook groups, data was collected through an online survey consisting of the Misener Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction Scale and demographic questions. An independent samples t-test was used to test the null hypothesis. The study findings indicated that there were significant differences in job satisfaction scores between the group that was mentored and the group that was not mentored. No significant difference was found in intent to stay between NPs that were and were not mentored. The findings suggest that NPs who are mentored have higher job satisfaction and provides evidence to organizations that employ nurse practitioners to consider the development and initiation of mentorship programs. Further interventional research is recommended to confirm the findings of this study.
|Commitee:||Glenn, Regina, Harkins, Charlene|
|Department:||Nursing and Health Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 80/07/(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational leadership, Nursing, Occupational psychology|
|Keywords:||Intent to stay, Job satisfaction, Mentorship, Nurse practitioner|
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