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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-19

Preparing nurses for retirement: A concept analysis

1 Faculty of Nursing and Paramedical, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
2 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiate Modarres University, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Nursing & Geropsychiatric Nursing in Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences University, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Monir Nobahar
Faculty of Nursing and Paramedical, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.7508/jnms.2015.01.002

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Background and Purpose: Retirement is an important event in nurses' life. Preparation and planning are the essential necessities before nurses get retired. Healthcare leaders play an important role in preparing nurses for retirement. This study aims to explore the process by which nurses were prepared for retirement. Methods: The theory development method according to Walker and Avant was used to derive a model from the reviewed literature. Based on Walker and Avant's (2005) three-step method, retirement planning for the nurses has been conducted. The first step is to identify the key concepts for manufacturing and processing the theoretical basis, The second stage, the literature review is done to identify the factors related to the focal concepts and the nature of the framework's concept. In third stage of theory, the concepts and statements are organized generally concerning the study phenomenon. Results: Four categories were identified influencing nurses' preparation for retirement: “enjoying appropriate education”, “prevention from financial strait”, “appropriate work conditions before retirement”, and “reduced negative interactions”. Conclusion: Prepare for retirement induced transfer to successful retirement. Understanding these factors can be used to aid nursing leaders to prepare nurses for retirement.

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