Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Yu Xu, Committee Chair
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
Number of Pages
The current nursing shortage has impacted the profession and resulted in desperate recruitment of immigrant nurses to work in the U.S. Low job satisfaction is a factor implicated for the high nurse turnover rates, which contributes to further shortages and recruitment. Satisfaction amongst all nurses has been assessed in past research to address these issues; however no research per se has compared job satisfaction of nurses who obtained their nursing education in the U.S. to nurses who obtained education in other countries. It was the purpose of this study to compare these groups to identify any differences in job satisfaction. A survey on job satisfaction was conducted at two hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Data found no significant difference between U.S. educated nurses and foreign educated nurses' (FENs) total satisfaction. However, significant differences were revealed when satisfaction items were broken into subscales. U.S. educated nurses were more satisfied with the extrinsic reward items. Findings from this study can be utilized to improve the environment for all nurses, in particular the growing population of FENs who receive little attention both in the healthcare setting and in past research.
Zizzo, Kari, "Job satisfaction comparison between foreign educated nurses and U.S. educated nurses" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 90.