The problem of interest is that the nurse shortage, both nationwide and within the state of Florida, has affected the recruitment and retention of nurses in long-term care facilities. The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs has experienced difficulty with recruitment and retention of nurses to their long-term care facilities. The researcher developed the research instrument and conducted personal and telephonic interviews. The five main themes which developed include the nurses work for the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs because of the great benefits, the nurses are proud to serve Veterans, the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides a quality work environment and the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides quality care to the Veterans. There are negative aspects to working at the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs such as substandard salaries.
The results of the study identify very positive perceptions of the nurses who work with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs which greatly influence the decision to recruit and retain employment within the Department. The negative concerns include the need for improved salaries, incentives and career advancement opportunities. Recommendations for a future study include replication of this study at a later date. This study was limited to nurses who have remained within the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs as opposed to nurses in the private sector. The results are limited by the honesty and accuracy of the participants’ responses.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-B 71/11, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Department of Veterans' Affairs, Florida, Long-term care, Nurses, Recruitment|
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