The impact of bachelor degree completion programs on career development of nurses in Israel

Netta Notzer*, Joseph Ribak, Ruth Abramovitz, Rivka Ben-Yair, Orit Yaakobson

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Abstract

The study compares aspects of the career development of working nurses, graduates of a BA degree program, which runs on two tracks - university (UG) and college (CG). Two hundred nurses participated in the study, 86 of them (43%) UG and 114 (57%) CG. Participants were asked about their academic backgrounds, career advancement and satisfaction with their studies. Results indicated no major differences in professional advancement between the graduates of the two tracks. College-graduates were significantly older with lower previous academic achievements. Both BA programs promoted nurses and enabled career advancement, especially so for the college-graduates who would not, otherwise, have been able to make this progress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-719
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Volume41
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004

Keywords

  • BA degree
  • Career development
  • Israel
  • Nursing education

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