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Effective workforce planning: understanding final year nurse and midwifery students’ intentions to migrate after graduation

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dc.contributor.author Deasy, Christine
dc.contributor.author O'Loughlin, Christina
dc.contributor.author Markey, Kathleen
dc.contributor.author O'Donnell, Claire
dc.contributor.author Murphy-Tighe, Sylvia
dc.contributor.author Doody, Owen
dc.contributor.author Tuohy, Dympna
dc.contributor.author Hussey, Mairead
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Brid
dc.contributor.author Meskell, Pauline
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-14T14:21:43Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9334
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Aims To examine the factors influencing final‐year nursing/midwifery students’ intentions to migrate following graduation. Background With expanding global staff shortages, effective recruitment and retention strategies targeted at new nursing/midwifery graduates are necessary. Understanding factors that influence graduates’ decisions to migrate or remain in the health care organisation that supported their education is essential but under‐researched. Methods A cross‐sectional electronic survey was distributed to graduating nursing/midwifery students across nine higher education institutions in Ireland with a 36% (N = 407) response rate. Results 85% of Irish (n = 376) nursing/midwifery graduating students reported an intention to migrate overseas and 70% intend to return within 5 years. Pay, working conditions and career were ranked as influencing intentions to migrate. Multivariable analysis illustrated that educational opportunities and friends predict migration, while family and obligation were protective factors. Conclusion Nursing and midwifery leaders and policymakers must reconsider recruitment and retention strategies and embrace innovative and responsive approaches to address migration intentions and trends. Implications for nursing/midwifery management Strategic leadership is required to develop effective structures that support personal, professional and career opportunities for new graduates. Targeted recruitment innovations to entice graduates back into the health service are recommended. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Nursing Management; 29 (2), pp. 220-228
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13143
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed author version of the following article: Effective workforce planning: Understanding final year nurse and midwifery students’ intentions to migrate after graduation, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13143 . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html#terms en_US
dc.subject midwifery students en_US
dc.subject migrate en_US
dc.subject graduation en_US
dc.subject global staff shortage en_US
dc.title Effective workforce planning: understanding final year nurse and midwifery students’ intentions to migrate after graduation en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-10-14T14:09:22Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/jonm.13143
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2021-09-02
dc.embargo.terms 2021-09-02 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2968999
dc.internal.rssid 2968999
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of Nursing Management
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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