Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Factors influencing the intent to return to practice (work) of inactive RNs
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
Factors influencing the intent to return to practice (work) of inactive RNs
Hwang, Nami; Jang, Insun; Park, Eunjun;
  PDF(new window)
The purpose of this study is to examine factors affecting the intent of re-employment of inactive registered nurses. This study presents a secondary analysis of data collected in 'Nurse Turnover On-line Survey' by Korean Nurses Association and Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs in 2014. The analysis shows that 70.9% of inactive RNs has an intent to return to practice, and most of them preferred 'flexible working options' (47.8%) or 'fixed day shifts' (43.3%) as a work pattern. Main reasons for resigning from their last job have been found to be 'high work intensity' (18.8%) and 'difficulties of night shifts' (16.7%). Inactive married RNs who have working histories in a general hospital or a long-term care hospital or have preferences for traditional shift works showed a stronger intent to return to practice than their reference group. Our study shows that, for inactive RNs to return to practice, it is recommendable to adopt various non-traditional working patterns, to make a staffing distribution considering the labor intensity and to develop education programs designed to increase RNs' professional satisfaction.
Education program;employment;intention;nurses;
 Cited by
Cho, S. H., Lee, J. Y., Mark, B. A. and Lee, H. Y. (2012). Geographical imbalances: Migration patterns of new graduate nurses and factors related to working in non-metropolitan hospitals. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing, 42, 1019-1026. crossref(new window)

Han, M. R. and Choi-Kwon, S. M. (2011). Effects of a refresher program for inactive nurses on nursing professionalism and nursing clinical self-efficacy. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration, 17, 44-53. crossref(new window)

Jang, S. Y. (2010). Comparison of life quality, burn-out and job satisfaction between fixed night nurses and three rotating shift nurses, Master Thesis, Kyunghee University, Seoul.

Kim, K. J. (2012). Human resource management system for nurses: Challenges and research directions. The Korean Journal of Health Service Management, 6, 247-258. crossref(new window)

Kim, M. Y. and Choi, H. J. (2016). Structural equation modeling on nurses' emotional labor including antecedents and consequences. Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society, 27, 143-154. crossref(new window)

Kim, S. M., No, Y. J., Kim, J. L. and Park, J. S. (2010). A study on expand jobs and improve working condition in health care in health and medical industry, Economic and Social Development Commission, Seoul.

Kim, Y. H. and Yang, Y. O. (2007). A study for perception and preference on flexible working pattern of nurses in hospital. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration, 13, 167-175.

Kim, Y. H., Yang, Y. O. and Cho, G. Y. (2005). An action research study on flexible shift of nurses. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration, 11, 1-14.

Korean Hospital Nurses Association. (2006). A study on the developing working pattern for improving nurse's working condition, 2005 Annual report, Korean Hospital Nurses Association, Seoul.

Korean Hospital Nurses Association. (2013). Survey on nursing staffing status, Korean Hospital Association, Seoul.

Korean Nurse Association (2014). Is good the government's demand-supply of nurse? Nursing Policy Hot Issue I. The Korean Nurse, 52, 17-20.

Lee, A. J. (2009). The improvement of nurse's working condition and diversity of nurse's working pattern. The Korean Nurse, 48, 20-21.

Lee, E. H., Cho, K. S. and Son, H. M. (2014). A study of hospital nurse's intention to keep nursing job. Journal of Korean Clinical Nursing Research, 20, 15-27.

Lee, E. S., Kim, K. O., Song, H. J., Lee, J. S., Kim, S. Y., Lee, H. S. and Choi, J. H. (2012). Comparison of job satisfaction and nursing performance between nurses on fixed nights and nurses on three shifts, and nurses understanding of fixed night shift system. Journal of Korean Clinical Nursing Research, 18, 63-73.

Lee, G. J. and Hwang, S. W. (2015). Analysis of reemployment status of nurses participated in reemployment support program. Journal of Korea Contents Association, 15, 386-402, crossref(new window)

Lee, T. H., Kang, K. H., Ko, Y. K., Cho, S. H. and Kim, E. Y. (2014). Issues and challenges of nurse workforce policy: A critical review and implication. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration, 20, 106-116. crossref(new window)

Oh, Y. H. (2010). The future requirements and supply of registered nurses in Korea. The Korean Journal of Health Economics and Policy, 16, 139-161.

Park, B. H., Seo, S. K. and Lee, T. J. (2013). Structure of nurse labor market and determinants of hospital nurse staffing levels. Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing, 43, 39-49, crossref(new window)

Park, E. J., Han, J. H. and Jo, N. Y. (2016). Effects of professional self-concept, self efficacy on the job satisfaction in general hospital nurses. Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society, 27, 191-201. crossref(new window)

Park, Y. W., Shin, H. K., Lee, H. S., Lee, H. Y., Kim, E. H., Park, J. S., Oh, K. H., Jeong, M. A. and Mun, K. H. (2013). A study for developing the effective working pattern for nurses in shift work. Journal of Korean Clinical Nursing Research, 19, 333-344.

Redmond, A. C. and Keenan, A. M. (2002). Understanding statistics: putting p-values into perspective. Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association, 92, 297-305, crossref(new window)

Son, Y. J. and Park, Y. R. (2011). Relationships between sleep quality, fatigue and depression on health promoting behavior by shift-work patterns in university hospital nurses. Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science, 13, 229-237.