Factors influencing career success in nursing

Lani Zimmerman, Rosalee Yeaworth

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The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine educational preparation, personal characteristics, and significant others in the career success of women in nursing. The sample was a random selection of 194 doctorally prepared female nurses who reported some degree of career success. The factor, personal characteristics, was ranked as the most important in facilitating career success, educational preparation was ranked second, and significant others was ranked third. Among significant others ranked as influential were teachers, peer/colleagues, and supervisors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-185
Number of pages7
JournalResearch in Nursing & Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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