The quantitative examination of the relationship of perceived pay equity and commitment among Registered Nurses in the state of Tennessee

by Richardson, Eric L., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2011, 295 pages; 3454106


The United States (U.S.) continues to experience an undisputed shortage of Registered Nurses (RN) in both hospitals and other clinical facilities. This shortage has manifested itself at the associate, bachelor, and graduate education levels of nursing education and practice. Goodin (2003) explained that the national shortage of RNs would likely continue to affect the U.S. health care system over the next decade. Nurses at all levels are making the decision to exit the profession when the need for nurses is at an all-time high. Their choice to exit creates turnover in their organization and ultimately directly affects the national and global shortage of nurses. Without remedy, this problem has the potential to jeopardize the creation and advancement of future health care initiatives. This study examined the relationship between pay equity and commitment and the direct impact this relationship has on the nurses' choice to remain in or exit their current position and/or profession.

AdviserJean Gordon
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Nursing; Health care management
Publication Number3454106

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