Retaining nursing students and novice nurses: The role of musculoskeletal symptoms and physical work factors

Jos Kox

Research output: Types of ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

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Abstract

Student and novice nurse attrition are of growing concern. Retaining nursing students and novice nurses is essential to maintain quality of care. lt is, therefore, imperative to understand the determinants and predictors that contribute to their dropout. The focus of this thesis is on the physical resilience of nursing students and novice nurses in order to contribute to the retention of this particular group of (student) nurses.
This thesis is divided into three parts. In the first part, we explored the motives and determinants that contribute to dropout intention and actual dropout of student and novice nurses. The second part describes the determinants and predictors of dropout intention, actual dropout and musculoskeletal complaints in nursing students and novice nurses. In the third part, we focused on the effectiveness and feasibility of preventive interventions with regard to physical resilience.
This thesis contributes to the scientific knowledge on the motives and determinants of dropout of nursing students and novice nurses with focus on their physical resilience. lt provides practical recommendations for education and practice on how to improve the physical resilience of these target groups, in order to retain (student) nurses.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bierma-Zeinstra, Sita M.A., Supervisor
  • Runhaar, Jos, Co-supervisor
  • Roelofs, Pepijn, Co-supervisor
Award date5 Jul 2022
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Print ISBNs9789464582604
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2022

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