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¥1,800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,800,000)
Fiscal Year 2005 : ¥500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥500,000)
Fiscal Year 2004 : ¥600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥600,000)
Fiscal Year 2003 : ¥700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥700,000)
The purpose of this research were 1) to define how recent college graduates thought about clinical experiences as their profession and how they find their career anchor, and 2) to identify influencing factors in regards to their career visions.
We conducted interviews and collected from 13 college graduated nurses who had 1 to 4 years clinical experiences. The data was analyzed by using qualitative analysis with a grounded theory approach. The interview was recorded with their consent, and transcribed. The interview was divided three phases as follow ; 1) the reason for select four-year college, 2) the process from entrance of a college to career decision, 3) experiences from working environment.
Results & Discussions :
The results of qualitative analysis detected 4 common factors : a loss of self-esteem, recovery of self-esteem, seeking independency, and building of career goals. And also indicated three type of career anchors such as 1) Technical/Functional competence, 2) Autonomy/Independence, 3) Lifestyle. Among these, 1) Technical/Functional competence was major type and all interviewees sought time and experience to perform clinical duties as an independent health care professional.
Early termination of work is a problem among recent university graduates. Based on the results of this study, the graduates need time and experience to adopt to work environment. The employers should be careful in demanding clinical competency without an adequate support system, since the recent graduates might feel failure and quit their job.
This research presented at TENTH JOINT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTERS NURSING RESEARCH CONFERENCE, USA. 2005