Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

Fall 8-5-1953

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop a method for determining the costs involved in the employment and initial orientation of a graduate staff nurse at X Hospital, to determine the average cost involved in the employment and initial orientation of a graduate staff nurse at X Hospital, and to make recommendations in relation to cost of employment and turnover figures. A form was developed for collecting and tabulating the data and tried out with a new graduate staff nurse. It was revised during and after the try-out period and in final form was used with six new graduate staff nurses as they sought employment during April and May, 1953. The costs involved in employing the graduate staff nurses were calculated on the basis of the hourly salary rate of those workers who participated in the employment procedure. The study showed that employment costs did not vary greatly for this type of worker, the minimum cost being $62.47 and the maximum, $69.93. The Nursing Service Department contributed 86 per cent of the cost of the employment procedure. No single figure can be stated as the cost of employment of a graduate staff nurse. As details are added to the procedure or taken away, and as long as tasks and workers are considered in the method used, the costs will vary from time to time and in different institutions.

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