Doctor of Philosophy
School of Nursing
This study explores the experiences of Early Career Registered Nurses (ECRN) and asks how and why they stay in nursing by exploring their disorienting dilemmas. ECRNs are those in their first five years of practice having completed a pre-registration program of study leading to registration as a Registered Nurse (RN). For this study, 13 ECRNs, who were working as RNs in Australia and had been registered for between one and five years (inclusive) were interviewed. Ethics approval was granted for the study through the University of Wollongong.
Douglas, Jane Alison, Early career registered nurses: How and why do they stay? Exploring their disorienting dilemmas, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, School of Nursing, University of Wollongong, 2019. https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses1/564