Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Chairperson (Advisor 1)

Dr. Kimora Kachelmyer

Reader (Advisor 2)

Thomas Gergen


The relationship between the experiences of RN applicants at Children's Hospitals and Clinics during the recruitment process and their attitudes of their employer after they became employees was investigated. Results indicate that the individuals who had a positive experience as an applicant were more likely to have a positive attitude towards Children's after becoming an employee. The answers to the questions on the survey that related to overall applicant experience and opinion of employer were compared using a chi-square analysis at an alpha level of .01, results showed a positive relationship that was statistically significant. Result from open-ended questions indicated that specific areas of improvement are needed in the recruitment process at Children's such as response time to applications and interview experience. Results also concluded that Children's has strong skills in treating applicants kindly and respectfully. Limitations of this study revealed that future research should focus on the relationship between the variables in this study in both similar and different environments and organizations.


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