The Examination of Nurses Professional Values at a Large Freestanding Children's Hospital

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158866
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Presentation
Title:
The Examination of Nurses Professional Values at a Large Freestanding Children's Hospital
Abstract:
The Examination of Nurses Professional Values at a Large Freestanding Children's Hospital
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Gallegos, Cara, RN, MSN, PhD(c)
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
Title:College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Contact Address:611 St Joseph's Avenue, Room 100 South, Marshfield, WI, 54449, USA
Contact Telephone:715 389 4182
Co-Authors:C.M. Gallegos, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, Marshfield, WI; C.M. Gallegos, Nursing Education and Professional Development, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ;
Background: The Code for Nurses, developed by the American Nurses' Association (ANA), is a "gold standard" of professional values for nurses, encompassing such values as dignity and respect, safeguarding of privacy, responsibility, patient safety, accountability, competence, and collaboration (ANA, 2001; ANA, 2008). Professional values form the basis for nurse attitudes and behavior, and are a cornerstone to guiding nurses' clinical practice decisions (Weis and Schank, 2002). Aims: The goal of this study is describe nurses' professional values and to examine differences based on demographic information. This study will answer the following two questions: (1) What are the professional values of registered nurses at a large freestanding children's hospital? (2) Are there differences in professional values based on the demographic variables (age, gender, race/ethnicity, educational preparation, length of time as RN, and hospital unit/area worked)? Methods: This study employs a descriptive non-experimental cross sectional design. The Nurses' Professional Values Scale-Revised (NPVS-R), is a 37-item, norm referenced instrument that was developed by Weis and Schank (2004) to measure nurses' professional values. Initial results showed a high level of reliability and validity for the NPVS-R. The NPVS-R is a useful instrument for measuring professional nursing values and enhancing professional socialization. Data Analysis: Correlation analysis and ANOVA was utilized to describe the association between demographic variables and professional nurses' values. Results: Preliminary results suggest that there are statistically significant differences based upon generational age and education.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Examination of Nurses Professional Values at a Large Freestanding Children's Hospitalen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158866-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Examination of Nurses Professional Values at a Large Freestanding Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Gallegos, Cara, RN, MSN, PhD(c)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing and Health Sciences</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">611 St Joseph's Avenue, Room 100 South, Marshfield, WI, 54449, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">715 389 4182</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gallegcm@uwec.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">C.M. Gallegos, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, Marshfield, WI; C.M. Gallegos, Nursing Education and Professional Development, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: The Code for Nurses, developed by the American Nurses' Association (ANA), is a &quot;gold standard&quot; of professional values for nurses, encompassing such values as dignity and respect, safeguarding of privacy, responsibility, patient safety, accountability, competence, and collaboration (ANA, 2001; ANA, 2008). Professional values form the basis for nurse attitudes and behavior, and are a cornerstone to guiding nurses' clinical practice decisions (Weis and Schank, 2002). Aims: The goal of this study is describe nurses' professional values and to examine differences based on demographic information. This study will answer the following two questions: (1) What are the professional values of registered nurses at a large freestanding children's hospital? (2) Are there differences in professional values based on the demographic variables (age, gender, race/ethnicity, educational preparation, length of time as RN, and hospital unit/area worked)? Methods: This study employs a descriptive non-experimental cross sectional design. The Nurses' Professional Values Scale-Revised (NPVS-R), is a 37-item, norm referenced instrument that was developed by Weis and Schank (2004) to measure nurses' professional values. Initial results showed a high level of reliability and validity for the NPVS-R. The NPVS-R is a useful instrument for measuring professional nursing values and enhancing professional socialization. Data Analysis: Correlation analysis and ANOVA was utilized to describe the association between demographic variables and professional nurses' values. Results: Preliminary results suggest that there are statistically significant differences based upon generational age and education.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:28:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:28:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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