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Purpose: To evaluate a mentoring program by examining the impact of length of orientation on job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and propensity to leave.
Significance: For the first time in Canada, the Vermont Nurse Internship Project was being implemented in an acute care hospital. A mentoring program with the ability to increase retention and decrease cost was worth examining.
Methods: A survey methodology was utilized to collect data from 27 newly hired nurses after being employed for 9 months.
Results: Significant correlations were found between the following variables; organizational commitment and propensity to leave, organizational commitment and job satisfaction, and propensity to leave and job satisfaction. Of the new graduates surveyed, 62% identified the opportunity for full-time employment as the most common reason for leaving their current workplace.
Conclusions: The results of this study can be utilized to shape mentoring programs of the future and to guide further research in this area.
Bialkowski, Kristy, "Impact of mentoring on job satisfaction and retention" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 7894.