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F. Labbaf Quassemi, A. Marbaghi, FG. Kabiri, F. Hosseini. ASSESSMENT OF WORK EXPERIENCES OF THE TEMPORARY EMPLOYED NURSES WITHIN THE PROGRAM OF HUMAN RESARCH PROJECT. IJN. 2005; 18 (43) :7-19
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  Nurses' early professional experiences have a significant role in forming their perception, conceptualization of care & satisfaction from nursing profession. Generally, works experiences can influence on decision making toward continue to work or to quit it. A descriptive design was selected to assess the work experiences of temporary employed nurses within the program of human resarch project in 3 domains of tasks, duties and interaction with the physicians and other nurses, to encounter with the real work situation in the university hospitals. In the study, the sample size was 166 nurses with at least 2-6 months work experiences. A self-report questionnair was used as a data collection instrument. The study findings showed that the majority of the subjects (74.5%) reported positive experiences of increased knowledge in the duties, (72.5%) improved practical skills and 68% reported learning of new skills during their working in the nursing profession, regarding interaction with physicians & other nurses. In addition, the subjects reported both positive & negative experiences.

  Approximately forty-five percent of the subjects suggested that they are regretted to choose "nursing" as a profession, whereas 43.9% felt loss of motivation during working in the hospitals. Also 72% of the subjects reported that, academic nursing educations were not prepared them sufficiently as a competent nurse to work at the hospital climates.

  Findings of the study showed the importance of supportive roles of coworkers and colleagues to reduce occupational stress as well as to orient freshman nurses to the work situations. Therefore, it was recommended that the supportive orientation program should be provided for new employed nurses in hospitals, to achieve positive work experiences.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2006/12/17

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