Nursing turnover rates, nursing students, self-efficacy, continuous self-improvement and coping skills

Journal of Advanced Practices in Nursing

ISSN: 2573-0347

Open Access

Nursing turnover rates, nursing students, self-efficacy, continuous self-improvement and coping skills

49th Annual Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Conference

August 20-21, 2018 Tokyo, Japan

Dale M Hilty

Mount Carmel College of Nursing, USA

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Adv Practice Nurs

Abstract :

The nursing turnover cost calculation methodology analysis resulted in a 27% the turnover rate in the United States (Halter et al., 2017). This review was based on 10 studies, eight of which were in acute hospital settings, all conducted in the USA, with one also in each of Australasia and Canada. The review reported costs of per nurse turnover ranging from $10,098 to $88,000. The purpose of this educational intervention was to determine whether high and moderate-low scores on selfefficacy differentiated coping skills with a sample of nursing students. Self-efficacy, Woodenâ??s competitive greatness construct (i.e., being the best, you can be when your best is needed, continuous self-improvement, appreciating difficult challenges) and Greenglassâ?? proactive coping, reflective coping and strategic planning. If nursing students reported different levels of continuous self-improvement and coping skills in relation to self-efficacy, it may be possible to track these students following graduation to determine the relationship between turnover rates and these research constructs. A sample of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) traditional students were divided into two groups using the self-efficacy scales. Hypothesis-1: There would be a difference between self-efficacy (high and moderate-low scoring groups) when compared to the proactive coping, reflective coping, strategic planning scales (SPSS 25, independent t-test). Hypothesis-2: A difference would be found using self-efficacy as the dependent variable and competitive greatness (i.e., continuous self-improvement) as the predicator variable (SPSS 25, linear regression). Independent t-test (N=61) analyses found significant differences between proactive coping (p=0.001), reflective coping (p=0.001) and strategic planning (p=0.001) scales. The linear regression analysis confirmed the hypothesis 2 prediction and produced a correlation between self-efficacy and competitive greatness of 0.515 (r square=0.265) which is significant F (1, 59)=21.307, p=0.001). Higher levels of self-efficacy are associated with higher levels of continuous self-improvement.

Biography :

Dale M Hilty is an Associate Professor at the Mt. Carmel College of Nursing. He has received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University. He has published studies in the areas of psychology, sociology and religion. Between April 2017 and April 2018, his 10 research teams published 55 posters at local, state, regional, national and international nursing conferences.



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