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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158060
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses and Job Satisfaction at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Abstract:
Nurses and Job Satisfaction at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Hales Reynolds, Mary Anne, RN, PhD, CNS
P.I. Institution Name:Idaho State University
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact Address:269 Lost Trail Place, Idaho Falls, ID, 83404, USA
Contact Telephone:208-282-2432
Co-Authors:Kirie Brown, RN; Kathy Fatkin, RN, MLS; Barb Brown, RN; Rebecca Kotter, RN; Cindy Christenson, RN; and Penny Meppen, RN
Purpose: The purpose of this research study is to identify licensed nurses' (LPN and RN) job satisfaction at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC). Specific goals of this survey are to (a) identify work satisfaction levels of licensed staff nurses; (b) prioritize work satisfaction needs of these nurses; and (c) compare two nursing satisfaction scales for cost, ease of use and results. Background: Currently, there is a shortage of nurses in the United States. Hospitals are now only one of many employers for nurses and they are competing for highly qualified staff. An important factor identified in the literature associated with recruitment and retention is employee satisfaction of their work place. Satisfied nurses remain with their employers for a long period of time and provide high quality care. Methods: This study uses a non-experimental descriptive design. All 495 licensed nurses (LPNs and RNs) that are currently working at EIRMC were sent the research study questionnaires. Two hundred and fifty (50%) questionnaires were returned. Participants completed a brief demographic information form that included basic employment and professional information. Two nursing work satisfaction questionnaires: The McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale and the Essentials of Magnetism Survey, were used to evaluated job satisfaction. The McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale measures eight areas related to nursing work satisfaction. The Essentials of Magnetism identifies the essential magnet attributes that allow nurses to give quality patient care. By using both tools, the generated data provides a more robust view of overall work satisfaction of EIRMC nursing staff. This information is foundational in identifying areas for future practice interventions and nursing research. Results: Data generated from the demographic information will be analyzed using primarily descriptive statistics. Questionnaires will be compared for cost, ease of use and results. Results of the survey will be used to identify specific areas related to job satisfaction that can then be used to plan and implement evidence based nursing practice protocols and future nursing intervention research studies. Implications: Job satisfaction impacts quality of patient care, it is essential in recruiting new nurses and retaining current and future staff and is an important factor associated with magnet hospitals. By identifying job satisfaction issues and then implementing interventions that address those needs, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is demonstrating their commitment in maintaining an environment that is attractive to current and future nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses and Job Satisfaction at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Centeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158060-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses and Job Satisfaction at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hales Reynolds, Mary Anne, RN, PhD, CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Idaho State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">269 Lost Trail Place, Idaho Falls, ID, 83404, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">208-282-2432</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">reynmary@isu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kirie Brown, RN; Kathy Fatkin, RN, MLS; Barb Brown, RN; Rebecca Kotter, RN; Cindy Christenson, RN; and Penny Meppen, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this research study is to identify licensed nurses' (LPN and RN) job satisfaction at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC). Specific goals of this survey are to (a) identify work satisfaction levels of licensed staff nurses; (b) prioritize work satisfaction needs of these nurses; and (c) compare two nursing satisfaction scales for cost, ease of use and results. Background: Currently, there is a shortage of nurses in the United States. Hospitals are now only one of many employers for nurses and they are competing for highly qualified staff. An important factor identified in the literature associated with recruitment and retention is employee satisfaction of their work place. Satisfied nurses remain with their employers for a long period of time and provide high quality care. Methods: This study uses a non-experimental descriptive design. All 495 licensed nurses (LPNs and RNs) that are currently working at EIRMC were sent the research study questionnaires. Two hundred and fifty (50%) questionnaires were returned. Participants completed a brief demographic information form that included basic employment and professional information. Two nursing work satisfaction questionnaires: The McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale and the Essentials of Magnetism Survey, were used to evaluated job satisfaction. The McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale measures eight areas related to nursing work satisfaction. The Essentials of Magnetism identifies the essential magnet attributes that allow nurses to give quality patient care. By using both tools, the generated data provides a more robust view of overall work satisfaction of EIRMC nursing staff. This information is foundational in identifying areas for future practice interventions and nursing research. Results: Data generated from the demographic information will be analyzed using primarily descriptive statistics. Questionnaires will be compared for cost, ease of use and results. Results of the survey will be used to identify specific areas related to job satisfaction that can then be used to plan and implement evidence based nursing practice protocols and future nursing intervention research studies. Implications: Job satisfaction impacts quality of patient care, it is essential in recruiting new nurses and retaining current and future staff and is an important factor associated with magnet hospitals. By identifying job satisfaction issues and then implementing interventions that address those needs, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is demonstrating their commitment in maintaining an environment that is attractive to current and future nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:28:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:28:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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