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      Nursing students plan after graduation: A qualitative study

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          Identifying nursing students’ plan after graduation is necessary to maintain the profession in line with their nursing education. This study was conducted to explore the career plans of diploma nursing students after graduation and factors influencing their plans.


          This was a qualitative descriptive study using focus group discussion, conducted in Academy of Nursing of Belitung, Indonesia. Twenty diploma nursing students at the beginning of their 1 st year of study were recruited. Data were analyzed using content analysis model.


          The plan of diploma nursing students after graduation: becoming a civil servant and its influencing factors (fixed and higher salary, fair remuneration and incentives, and retirement fund); becoming a bedside nurse and its influencing factors (helping others and gaining experiences); and continuing higher education in nursing and its influencing factors (recognition as professional nurse, financial support, family responsibilities, and location of nursing schools).


          It is suggested that nurse educators should change the mindset of the students not to focus only becoming a civil servant, and the government should open bachelor program in nursing in Belitung and provide educational support for those who would like to continue studying nursing.

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            Intention to stay and nurses’ satisfaction dimensions

            Objective The study was conducted to identify the satisfaction dimensions in relation to anticipated nurse turnover in an academic medical institution using an ordinal regression model. Methodology A cross-sectional descriptive study was designed to describe nurse job satisfaction in relation to their intention to stay at King Faisal University’s Hospital, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. All nurses available at the time of the study were included (499 nurses in different departments). The response rate was 55.3% (276 questionnaires suitable for analysis). A self-administered questionnaire with 26 items was developed for this study with a five-point Likert scale ranging from 1 = highly dissatisfied to 5 = highly satisfied). Results Nurses were least satisfied with the hospital’s benefits (1.2 ± 0.4), hospital policies (1.4 ± 0.5), bonuses (1.1 ± 0.3), fairness of the performance appraisal system (1.5 ± 0.5) paid time off (1.5 ± 0.5), and recognition of achievements (1.5 ± 0.5). The mean general job satisfaction score was 2.2 ± 0.4. Ordinal regression analysis revealed leadership styles and challenging opportunities as predictive dimensions for the intention to stay. Conclusion There are nurse job satisfaction dimensions other than salary and incentive that may be anticipated with the intention to stay in the health facility. Namely, leadership styles in the health organization and challenging opportunities at work.
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                J Educ Health Promot
                J Educ Health Promot
                Journal of Education and Health Promotion
                Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd (India )
                10 January 2018
                : 7
                Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
                [1 ] Department of Nursing, Academy of Nursing of Belitung (AKPER PEMKAB BELITUNG), Indonesia
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                Address for correspondence: Prof. Yupin Aungsuroch, Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Borommaratchachonnani Srisataphat Building, Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. E-mail: yaungsuroch@
                Copyright: © 2018 Journal of Education and Health Promotion

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