Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

African American nurses: A phenomenological study of why African American nurses stay in the profession
by Fryer, Katherine E., Ed.D., University of Phoenix, 2009, 363; 3381071
Abstract (Summary)

Currently, a mismatch of diversity exists in the nursing profession. For unknown reasons, a higher voluntary turnover rate exists amongst minorities. Determined in the qualitative phenomenological study were the influential factors, which contributed to the decisions of 20 African American registered nurses to remain employed in healthcare. Six themes emerged from the study (a) intrapreneurial cultural climate; (b) intrapreneurial characteristics; (c) benefits; (d) social network/community; (e) workload; and (f) patient care. The results of the study might assist health care leaders with retaining African American staff nurses in the United States while at the same time increasing the likelihood of creating a culturally competent workforce. Health care leaders may consider reflecting on whether or not their organizations are committed to creating a cultural climate consistent with intrapreneurism. Academic leaders may want to consider offering continued educational opportunities while developing strategies to encourage African American and other minority nurses to consider continued education in healthcare.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bammel, Karen
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 70/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Black studies, Nursing, Health care management, African American Studies
Keywords: Cultural competence, Intrapreneurism, Nursse retention
Publication Number: 3381071
ISBN: 978-1-109-43249-7
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