Moving from Competitors to Champions: Results from a three-year Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship demonstration project evaluating the inpatient nurse’s work environment

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Moving from Competitors to Champions: Results from a three-year Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship demonstration project evaluating the inpatient nurse’s work environment
Abstract:
Moving from Competitors to Champions: Results from a three-year Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship demonstration project evaluating the inpatient nurse’s work environment
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Santos, Susan
Contact Address:SON, 4510 W. 54th Terrace, Roeland Park, KS, 66205, USA
Co-Authors:Karen S. Cox; Susan Teasley; Michelle Redfearn
The Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship program, a three-year leadership series, has a demonstration project as one component. The following study was conducted as part of this work. The purpose of this descriptive study was to: A) describe consistent stress, strain and coping for inpatient registered nurses, B) determine the influence of age on these findings, and to C) convey these findings to those in leadership roles in order to positively influence change and promote dialogue to create regional standards for the work environment. Ecological theory was used as the conceptual framework. Inpatient registered nurses (n=971) from eight diverse settings participated. The Occupational Stress Inventory (OSI-R ©), a 140-item Likert scale instrument, was used for this study. There are 14 sub-scales subsumed within these items that measure workplace characteristics and personal coping such as role overload, responsibility, self-care and recreation with alpha coefficients ranging from .71-.90 for the sub-scales. The results indicated consistency between the eight sites associated with key sources of work stress and strain. Identified were physical environment, responsibility, physical strain, and role overload. Coping was found to be within normal limits however, there was consistency across sites that the least effectively used coping mechanism by these participants was self-care. Age consistently influenced the findings. The Baby Boomer nurse cohort had consistently worse scores than the other age cohorts of Matures and Generation Xers across all sites. Individual projects have generated new approaches in staff nurse support at the manager and unit levels. In addition, the RWJ Fellow has been asked to co-chair a work environment task force with a local CEO to create standards of excellence. Other research initiatives are underway to continue the collaborative culture generated from the project. AN: MN030228
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.titleMoving from Competitors to Champions: Results from a three-year Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship demonstration project evaluating the inpatient nurse’s work environmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161501-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Moving from Competitors to Champions: Results from a three-year Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship demonstration project evaluating the inpatient nurse&rsquo;s work environment</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Santos, Susan</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 4510 W. 54th Terrace, Roeland Park, KS, 66205, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Karen S. Cox; Susan Teasley; Michelle Redfearn</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship program, a three-year leadership series, has a demonstration project as one component. The following study was conducted as part of this work. The purpose of this descriptive study was to: A) describe consistent stress, strain and coping for inpatient registered nurses, B) determine the influence of age on these findings, and to C) convey these findings to those in leadership roles in order to positively influence change and promote dialogue to create regional standards for the work environment. Ecological theory was used as the conceptual framework. Inpatient registered nurses (n=971) from eight diverse settings participated. The Occupational Stress Inventory (OSI-R &copy;), a 140-item Likert scale instrument, was used for this study. There are 14 sub-scales subsumed within these items that measure workplace characteristics and personal coping such as role overload, responsibility, self-care and recreation with alpha coefficients ranging from .71-.90 for the sub-scales. The results indicated consistency between the eight sites associated with key sources of work stress and strain. Identified were physical environment, responsibility, physical strain, and role overload. Coping was found to be within normal limits however, there was consistency across sites that the least effectively used coping mechanism by these participants was self-care. Age consistently influenced the findings. The Baby Boomer nurse cohort had consistently worse scores than the other age cohorts of Matures and Generation Xers across all sites. Individual projects have generated new approaches in staff nurse support at the manager and unit levels. In addition, the RWJ Fellow has been asked to co-chair a work environment task force with a local CEO to create standards of excellence. Other research initiatives are underway to continue the collaborative culture generated from the project. AN: MN030228 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:22:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:22:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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