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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151671
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Connectedness as a Motivator for Nurse Retention at the Bedside
Abstract:
Connectedness as a Motivator for Nurse Retention at the Bedside
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Luongo, Suzanne C., BSN, RNC, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Memorial Healthcare System
Title:Organizational Development Specialist
Co-Authors:Janice S. Hayes, RN, PhD; Rose O. Sherman, EdD
The purpose of this study was to identify perceptions of staff nurses who have been at the bedside for a minimum of 5 years and have received evaluations that meet or exceed standards. These staff nurses participated in one of two focus groups(n=13) to discuss what keeps them at the bedside. The focus group interviews were tape recorded and transcribed. Content analysis was used to identify themes and develop a description of factors that contribute to nurse retention at the bedside. The analysis identified a meta theme of Connectness. This was divided into three subthemes: connectedness to patients and families, connectness to peers, and connectedness to administration of the institution. This connectedness was described as "being there in the present." Floating was seen as a disruption to connectedness. The essence of nursing was the relationships with the patients, and the nurses craved those relationships. The connectedness to peers and administration were seen as supportive to the work of nursing. This study has implications for institutions in implementing retention strategies for experienced bedside nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleConnectedness as a Motivator for Nurse Retention at the Bedsideen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151671-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Connectedness as a Motivator for Nurse Retention at the Bedside</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Luongo, Suzanne C., BSN, RNC, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Memorial Healthcare System</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Organizational Development Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sluongo@mhs-net.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janice S. Hayes, RN, PhD; Rose O. Sherman, EdD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to identify perceptions of staff nurses who have been at the bedside for a minimum of 5 years and have received evaluations that meet or exceed standards. These staff nurses participated in one of two focus groups(n=13) to discuss what keeps them at the bedside. The focus group interviews were tape recorded and transcribed. Content analysis was used to identify themes and develop a description of factors that contribute to nurse retention at the bedside. The analysis identified a meta theme of Connectness. This was divided into three subthemes: connectedness to patients and families, connectness to peers, and connectedness to administration of the institution. This connectedness was described as &quot;being there in the present.&quot; Floating was seen as a disruption to connectedness. The essence of nursing was the relationships with the patients, and the nurses craved those relationships. The connectedness to peers and administration were seen as supportive to the work of nursing. This study has implications for institutions in implementing retention strategies for experienced bedside nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:09:50Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:09:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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