Originally posted by Mindy:
RESEARCH FOR THE FUTURE OF NURSING
This is a survey for an assignment for hsc
please answer it is to determine the happiness of nurses and changes which are and have occured.
1~sex m or f
2~age (please specify)
3~in what country did you recive your training?
4~what made you chose nursing as a career?
5~what do you enjoy most about the job.
6~what do you dislike most about the job.
7~to your knowledge do nurses get paied enought for the amount of work that thet do?
8~"in the past nursing has always been a female dominated profession" how do you feel about males studying and becoming nurses?
9~what does the word "nurse" mean to you
10~could you see yourself working in any other profession? explain
11~were do you think this job will lead you in the next 20yrs.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION AND SURPORT
this is in response to your survey:
2 46 years
4 Wanted to do something worthwhile. Changed careers in late 30s.
5 Making patients comfortable. Communication.
6 Lousy pay. Night duty.
7 Definitely not.
8 I feel fine about working with male nurses. Maybe if more men entered the profession we would be taken seriously when our pay increases were reviewed. Pay is much better over here in 'male-dominated' professions such as police and firefighting. They would just laugh if they were offered what we get. I also enjoy working with males and feel that they often bring a different perspective to situations.
9 A skilled person, educator, confidante (many other things besides).
10 Would stay in profession, but would like to become clinical nurse specialist or nurse consultant.
11 I hope that nurses will be taken more seriously in terms of recognition for the considerable skills we are acquiring and the enormous difference we can make to people's lives. I would like to see the 'wingeing' disappear from nursing because that would mean that we were satisfied with our lot in life, i.e. better staffing, better pay and conditions.
As a footnote, I can't really complain about my conditions because I work in the field of transplant and I have to say that my working conditions are the best I have experienced so far. You wouldn't believe the difference this makes to staff morale. I had come from a very busy acute/emergency medical ward in another city where we nurses were literally worked to the point of 'burnout' and self-esteem among staff was as low as it could get sometimes.
So you see, my only real problem now is pay. I would like to see nurses world-wide fairly paid for what is a dedicated, difficult and highly skilled job. I hope this answers your questions. Good luck with the survey.