Date of Award

11-7-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Sc.

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Freeman, Michelle

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Nurse migration, in combination with a projected global nursing shortage, has been generating serious concerns. A healthy work environment, essential for recruitment and retention, was identified to influence on migration intentions. Secondary data analysis exploring the influence of values and expectations of a healthy work environment on migration intentions of two classes of nursing graduates (2011 and 2013) in a Canadian border community in Ontario, Canada was conducted. The number of students considering migrating increased approximately four percent in 2013. The majority preferred to work in Canada but were willing to migrate because of a perceived absence of valued job factors. Both migrants and non-migrants valued the same eight healthy work environment job factors. The results found that both migrants and non-migrants lacked confidence valued healthy work environment job factors would be met in Canada.

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