The Perceived Value of a Baccalaureate Degree of Nursing Among Staff Nurses in Acute Inpatient Care Settings

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158946
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Presentation
Title:
The Perceived Value of a Baccalaureate Degree of Nursing Among Staff Nurses in Acute Inpatient Care Settings
Abstract:
The Perceived Value of a Baccalaureate Degree of Nursing Among Staff Nurses in Acute Inpatient Care Settings
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Crowder-Martin, Tisha, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:VA Ann Arbor
Title:Patient Care Services
Contact Address:2215 Fuller RD, B200, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, USA
Contact Telephone:248 798-3316
Co-Authors:T. Crowder-Martin, H. Tzeng, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; T. Crowder-Martin, Patient Care Services, VA Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI;
Previous studies have suggested that baccalaureate nurses may be better prepared to provide patient care in fast-paced, complex acute care settings. However, only thirty-four percent of all Registered Nurses (RNs) in the U.S. are prepared at the Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) level. Considerable research has explored how increasing the level of education for RNs would lead to nurses' improved critical thinking, lower mortality rates and safer patient care. Thus far, very few studies have investigated the perception of staff nurses toward the benefits associated with obtaining a BSN. As a result, the purpose of this exploratory, comparative research study is to determine the perceived value of a BSN among staff nurses in acute care settings. Based on this study's findings, implications related to human resource program development exist. Armed with this knowledge acute care settings could work to improve patient outcomes by making the attainment of a BSN more attractive to staff nurses. This study will be conducted in one governmental and one academic hospital in Michigan. A total of about 500 staff nurses, who are currently working in acute care settings, will be recruited to complete a survey regarding their perceptions of the benefit of having a BSN. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. The survey questionnaire includes demographic information and a survey tool addressing intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. Originally, this survey tool was developed by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) to determine the perceived value of nursing certifications among RNs. Principle component factor analysis will be used to group the survey questions. Independent T-tests will be used to test the differences in the perceived value of a BSN degree among staff nurses with different levels of education, age, tenure and ethnic groups. Pearson correlation analyses will also be conducted to investigate the relationship among study variables.
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 Perceived Value of a Baccalaureate Degree of Nursing Among Staff Nurses in Acute Inpatient Care Settingsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158946-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Perceived Value of a Baccalaureate Degree of Nursing Among Staff Nurses in Acute Inpatient Care Settings</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Crowder-Martin, Tisha, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">VA Ann Arbor</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Patient Care Services</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2215 Fuller RD, B200, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">248 798-3316</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Tisha.Crowder-Martin@va.gov</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">T. Crowder-Martin, H. Tzeng, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; T. Crowder-Martin, Patient Care Services, VA Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Previous studies have suggested that baccalaureate nurses may be better prepared to provide patient care in fast-paced, complex acute care settings. However, only thirty-four percent of all Registered Nurses (RNs) in the U.S. are prepared at the Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) level. Considerable research has explored how increasing the level of education for RNs would lead to nurses' improved critical thinking, lower mortality rates and safer patient care. Thus far, very few studies have investigated the perception of staff nurses toward the benefits associated with obtaining a BSN. As a result, the purpose of this exploratory, comparative research study is to determine the perceived value of a BSN among staff nurses in acute care settings. Based on this study's findings, implications related to human resource program development exist. Armed with this knowledge acute care settings could work to improve patient outcomes by making the attainment of a BSN more attractive to staff nurses. This study will be conducted in one governmental and one academic hospital in Michigan. A total of about 500 staff nurses, who are currently working in acute care settings, will be recruited to complete a survey regarding their perceptions of the benefit of having a BSN. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. The survey questionnaire includes demographic information and a survey tool addressing intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. Originally, this survey tool was developed by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) to determine the perceived value of nursing certifications among RNs. Principle component factor analysis will be used to group the survey questions. Independent T-tests will be used to test the differences in the perceived value of a BSN degree among staff nurses with different levels of education, age, tenure and ethnic groups. Pearson correlation analyses will also be conducted to investigate the relationship among study variables.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:33:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:33:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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