Cathy Collins, CNM, MSN, graduated from the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England, in 1977 as an S.R.N. and from the Plymouth School of Midwifery, Plymouth, England in 1979 as an S.C.M. She became ACNM-certified in 1981 following a refresher program at Booth Maternity Center, Philadelphia. She then graduated with a B.S.N, from Mercy College of Detroit in 1985 and from Oakland University in 1988 with an M.S.N. in nursing administration. Ms. Collins is currently Director of Nurse-Midwifery/Physician Assistants at Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
JOB SATISFACTION OF CNMs: Luxury or Necessity?
Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
1990 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 35, Issue 4, pages 237–244, July-August 1990
How to Cite
Collins, C. (1990), JOB SATISFACTION OF CNMs: Luxury or Necessity?. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 35: 237–244. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(90)90117-N
- Issue online: 6 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
Employees with high job satisfaction demonstrate a low job turnover rate. Identifying specific factors related to CNM job satisfaction and restructuring job designs accordingly may reduce CNM job turnover. This approach may also aid in recruiting nurses into the profession and CNMs into open positions. General theories of job satisfaction and the results of research in industry and general nursing are discussed. The results of a preliminary study of CNM job satisfaction indicate that CNMs are mostly satisfied with their jobs. In addition, CNMs in different types of practice show differences in the rank order of job satisfaction factors. Recommendations are made for future research.