Searching for a nursing job in an increased complexity of the labour market: An integrative review of the literature

Bulfone, Giampiera, Fida, Roberta, Vellone, Ercole, Alvaro, Rosaria and Palese, Alvisa (2016) Searching for a nursing job in an increased complexity of the labour market: An integrative review of the literature. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6 (3). pp. 33-70. ISSN 1925-4059

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      Introduction. Recently, the unemployment ratio for nurses at European level reached 9% and an increased among nurses has been reported around the world. In several countries, such as Italy, searching for a nursing job has become a complex challenge. However, factors affecting the success in finding a nursing position have not received attention to date. Material and methods. Aiming to synthesize the knowledge available on the process of searching for a job as a nurse, an integrative review of the literature was performed. A total of 419 articles were retrieved and 126 studies were eligible. Two researchers working independently have scrutinized the eligible articles. A total of 6 studies have been included and a content analysis was performed. Results. A content analysis of the studies was performed and the articles were categorized in accordance to the key findings in three themes: 1) voluntary and forced unemployment; 2) strategies adopted by nurses in searching for a job, and 3) factors influencing success in searching for a nursing job. Individual factors may play a great role in finding a nursing job in times of economic crisis. The lack of clinical preparedness and managerial competence perceived by newly graduated nurses may affect their success in searching for a nursing job. Conclusions. Newly graduated should be prepared to face with the challenging process of finding a nursing job. Different policies have been suggested at individual, faculty and hospital levels.

      Item Type: Article
      Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: nurse,new graduated nurse,job application,employment,successful job search
      Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
      Depositing User: Pure Connector
      Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 14:06
      Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 00:52
      DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v6n3p33

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