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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182940
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Defining an Evidence-Based Environment for Nursing Practice
Author(s):
Kotzer, Anne Marie
Author Details:
Anne Marie Kotzer, PhD, RN, The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA, email: kotzer.annemarie@tchden.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Background/Purpose: A direct relationship has been demonstrated between job satisfaction, retention, turnover, patient safety and elements of the nurses' work environment. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare staff nurses' perceptions of their real (current) and their ideal (preferred) work setting. Methods: Using a descriptive survey design, a convenience sample of 385 nurses on five inpatient units and the float team at a pediatric hospital answered a demographics questionnaire and the Work Environment Scale (WES) (Moos, 1994). The WES consists of ten subscales within three dimensions: Relationship (involvement, peer cohesion, supervisor support), Personal Growth (autonomy, task orientation, work pressure), and System Maintenance and Change (clarity, control, innovation, physical comfort). Findings: Overall response rate was 40%. The majority of nurses worked full-time, was 20 to 35 years of age, and worked as an RN < 6 years. Units reported high levels of Involvement, Peer Cohesion, Task Orientation, and Managerial Control. Scores for Work Pressure and Autonomy were moderate-high and Physical Comfort, Supervisor Support, Clarity and Innovation were moderate. Across all units, Involvement scored highest and Physical Comfort lowest. Statistically significant differences were seen between all real and ideal subscale scores except for Managerial Control on three units. Implications: Despite moderate work pressure, staff affirmed a highly positive work environment on their units. Significant differences between real and ideal subscale scores suggest opportunities for targeted interventions. Plans are underway to identify and prioritize areas for improvement, establish goals, and develop action plans for change.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDefining an Evidence-Based Environment for Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKotzer, Anne Marieen_US
dc.author.detailsAnne Marie Kotzer, PhD, RN, The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA, email: kotzer.annemarie@tchden.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182940-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Background/Purpose: A direct relationship has been demonstrated between job satisfaction, retention, turnover, patient safety and elements of the nurses' work environment. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare staff nurses' perceptions of their real (current) and their ideal (preferred) work setting. Methods: Using a descriptive survey design, a convenience sample of 385 nurses on five inpatient units and the float team at a pediatric hospital answered a demographics questionnaire and the Work Environment Scale (WES) (Moos, 1994). The WES consists of ten subscales within three dimensions: Relationship (involvement, peer cohesion, supervisor support), Personal Growth (autonomy, task orientation, work pressure), and System Maintenance and Change (clarity, control, innovation, physical comfort). Findings: Overall response rate was 40%. The majority of nurses worked full-time, was 20 to 35 years of age, and worked as an RN &lt; 6 years. Units reported high levels of Involvement, Peer Cohesion, Task Orientation, and Managerial Control. Scores for Work Pressure and Autonomy were moderate-high and Physical Comfort, Supervisor Support, Clarity and Innovation were moderate. Across all units, Involvement scored highest and Physical Comfort lowest. Statistically significant differences were seen between all real and ideal subscale scores except for Managerial Control on three units. Implications: Despite moderate work pressure, staff affirmed a highly positive work environment on their units. Significant differences between real and ideal subscale scores suggest opportunities for targeted interventions. Plans are underway to identify and prioritize areas for improvement, establish goals, and develop action plans for change.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:47:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:47:02Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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