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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

IMPACT FACTOR (RJIF): 8.4

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part B (2019)

Creating-happening opportunities at work: A phenomenological study of nurse to teacher career changers

Creating-happening opportunities at work: A phenomenological study of nurse to teacher career changers

Author(s)
Teody Lester V Panela
Abstract
A trend is happening where in nurses are choosing to trade their white uniform to a more practically-sound profession which is teaching. This qualitative study utilized phenomenological approach that aimed to investigate the experience of career changers. Three themes emerged: (1) ordeals of the nursing profession; (2) opportunities of the teaching profession; and (3) optimism of transferring professions. This study provides a description of the lived experiences of career changers or as nurses turning into teachers. It is suggested that career changes are those who felt the increasing number of nurses is way off compared to the existing employment for them yet they see teaching as an avenue for them to gain employment and experiences coupled with a strong sense of positivity that the transition made would increase job opportunities. Concerned agencies must be extensive with in terms of scope, thus involving varied contingency plans for such scenarios. The study could be comprehensive by combining with quantitative research methodology, extensive literature reviews and broader reach. To fully fathom career changers’ experiences, an intensive interview with their family, their friends, and community members is recommended. Further studies and a more in-depth investigation of the lived experiences of career changers is recommended.
Pages: 153-156  |  487 Views  151 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Teody Lester V Panela. Creating-happening opportunities at work: A phenomenological study of nurse to teacher career changers. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(2):153-156.
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