S192: Nurses' Survey
The study was undertaken at the direction of the Chief of Staff, CPBC, and was designed as a general attitude and morale survey among nurses in Army hospitals in the Pacific Ocean Area.
a. It was also felt that the results would be of particular interest in connection with the Army Nurse recruiting campaign being carried on at that time in the United States.
b. Some of the topics covered in the CPBC questionnaire (CPBC VIII; S-192a) were suggested by the Commanding General, CPBC, and others were developed in preliminary interviewing with small groups of nurses.
c. The final questionnaire covered the following topics:
- Personal adjustment and general attitude toward the Army
- Status as an officer
- Assignment and working relationships
- Care of patients
- Duty in forward areas
- Living conditions, mess, and personal services
- Recreation centers
Attitudes of Army Nurses
Nine hospitals in the Pacific Ocean Area were visited: 4 general hospitals and 5 station hospitals.
a. Cross-section of Army Nurses in POA
a) Oahu —3 general hospitals and 1 station hospital
b) Hawaii – 2 station hospitals
c) Maui – 1 station hospital
d) Saipan —1 general hospital and 1 station hospital
b. Special Notes:
- The total cases obtained represent approximately 80% coverage of all nurses in the hospitals visited. The difference was largely accounted for by nurses on night duty, sick, on pass, etc.
- The sample is representative of nurses on duty in POA, but not necessarily representative of all Army nurses.
See Planning Survey II for standard operating procedure.
B-161 What Returnee Nurses Say About Their Overseas Experiences
CBI-12 Attitudes of Army nurses
CPBC-14 Attitudes of army nurses in Pacific Ocean areas
CPBC-24 Nurses Attitudes Toward Recreaction Facilities (Preliminary Report)
CPBC-VII Attitudes Of Army Nurses