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|Title: ||Intending to Stay?: The Experiences of Saudi Female Nurses in Acute Care Practice|
|Authors: ||Alsayed, Sharifah Abdulmuttaleb|
|Issue Date: ||15-Dec-2015|
|Publisher: ||University of Sydney|
Sydney Nursing School
|Abstract: ||This thesis aims to gain insight and understanding about the retention of Saudi registered nurses, through qualitatively exploring how Saudi female nurses fit/shape their clinical nursing role besides other social roles that help them maintain their job as nurses.
Health care in Saudi Arabia has developed rapidly since the early 1950s and the rapid population growth along with the significant expansion of health care services have made great demands for an adequate supply of nurses to meet the staffing needs in hospitals in Saudi Arabia. More recently the need to develop an adequate Saudi nursing workforce rather than continuing to employ large numbers of international nurses has been identified. The most recent (2010) report from the Saudi Ministry of Health stated that there were only 43.7 Saudi nurses per 10,000 and 23.5 nursing assistants per 10,000 people (Abu-Zinadah 2010; Health 2010). [WHO report (2004) indicates as many as 100 nurses per 10,000 people]. Despite increasing interest in enrolment in various nursing education programs from both genders, with current workforce retention rates it is estimated that a further 25 years would be needed to prepare an adequate number of Saudi nurses to satisfy 30% of the Saudi Arabian nursing workforce requirements (Abu-Zinadah 2006).
Recent assessments of the development in nursing education by the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia report an incredible increase in the number of female nursing graduates from different Saudi universities and health colleges: 46% of the Saudi Nursing workforce is now bachelor degree prepared and 38% are Diploma prepared (Abu-Zinadah 2010). These nurses are distributed throughout the Kingdom and are working in all healthcare settings. Saudi female nurses are therefore considered to be the backbone of the national nursing workforce.
Despite the increase in graduate nurses there remains a significant nursing shortage in Saudi hospitals. One of the main reasons for this is believed to be nursing turnover in general and the early career attrition rate for well-qualified Saudi female staff nurses, especially bachelor degree nurses in particular. To date, there are no Saudi Arabian studies exploring Saudi nurses’ intentions to leave or remain in employment.
Thesis aims to develop an insightful perspective on retention of Saudi registered nurses, through qualitatively exploring how Saudi female nurses fit themselves in clinical nursing role besides other social role that help them maintain their job as nurses.|
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|Type of Work: ||PhD Doctorate|
|Type of Publication: ||Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D.|
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