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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152104
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Intent to Stay in the Acute Care Setting
Abstract:
Nurses' Intent to Stay in the Acute Care Setting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Cummings, Cynthia, EdD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Florida
Title:Assistant Professor
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Many stressors affect the lives of acute care nurses everyday. The impact of these stressors can influence a nurse's retention in the acute care setting. The current loss of nurses in the hospital setting is a critical problem, which dramatically affects the health care community. This presentation will review the results of a combined quantitative and qualitative descriptive study involving 234 nurses in Northeast Florida. Methods: A 51 item online survey was utilized to determine the nurses' intent to stay in the acute care setting. The survey was devised from two established tools: Moral Distress Survey (Corley, 1995) and Health Professions Stress Inventory (Wolfgang, 1988). The participants were asked to rate each item by frequency and intensity of occurrence.ÿ The nurses were also given the opportunity to describe stressful events in their nursing career.ÿ A variety of statistical methods were employed to better understand the relationship between workplace stress and intent to stay. Results: The results demonstrated that nurses' experience a number of stressors and these stressors impact their intent to stay at an institution (p<.001).ÿ Some of the most highly correlated factors related to the intensity of morally distressing events and the lack of professional recognition.ÿ In addition, there was a strong correlation between the intensity of patient care issues and the nurse?s perception of confidence. Conclusion: ÿIn all, the study provided valuable information into the stressors that nurses' experience in the workplace and their qualitative responses underscore the degree and types of events that they have encountered.ÿ These responses provide insight into the emotions and intensity of the events thatÿnurses have experienced and undoubtedly play a role inÿtheir intent to remain in an acute care setting. Nursing leaders must be cognizant of these issues and strive to lessen the stress encountered in the institutional workplace.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses' Intent to Stay in the Acute Care Settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152104-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses' Intent to Stay in the Acute Care Setting</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cummings, Cynthia, EdD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Florida</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cynthia.cummings@unf.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Many stressors affect the lives of acute care nurses everyday. The impact of these stressors can influence a nurse's retention in the acute care setting. The current loss of nurses in the hospital setting is a critical problem, which dramatically affects the health care community. This presentation will review the results of a combined quantitative and qualitative descriptive study involving 234 nurses in Northeast Florida. Methods: A 51 item online survey was utilized to determine the nurses' intent to stay in the acute care setting. The survey was devised from two established tools: Moral Distress Survey (Corley, 1995) and Health Professions Stress Inventory (Wolfgang, 1988). The participants were asked to rate each item by frequency and intensity of occurrence.&yuml; The nurses were also given the opportunity to describe stressful events in their nursing career.&yuml; A variety of statistical methods were employed to better understand the relationship between workplace stress and intent to stay. Results: The results demonstrated that nurses' experience a number of stressors and these stressors impact their intent to stay at an institution (p&lt;.001).&yuml; Some of the most highly correlated factors related to the intensity of morally distressing events and the lack of professional recognition.&yuml; In addition, there was a strong correlation between the intensity of patient care issues and the nurse?s perception of confidence. Conclusion: &yuml;In all, the study provided valuable information into the stressors that nurses' experience in the workplace and their qualitative responses underscore the degree and types of events that they have encountered.&yuml; These responses provide insight into the emotions and intensity of the events that&yuml;nurses have experienced and undoubtedly play a role in&yuml;their intent to remain in an acute care setting. Nursing leaders must be cognizant of these issues and strive to lessen the stress encountered in the institutional workplace.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:24:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:24:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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