2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202305
Type:
Presentation
Title:
It Is All About the Supervisor
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Commitment to the nursing profession has been defined as a critical need for the future to sustain a strong population of experienced nurses providing healthcare in the United States.  The importance of the supervisor in determining the nature of the work environment is well-documented, and is of increasing significance in retention of nursing staff in healthcare settings and the ability to provide quality patient care.  The leadership role a supervisor plays in the work setting is related to the Registered Nurse's job satisfaction, intent to remain in the current job, and commitment to the profession of nursing. Surveys were sent to 2951 current United States members of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, which included the open-ended question, "In what ways does a nursing supervisor influence the practice of Registered Nurses?"  Five hundred five Registered Nurses responded (17.1%) to this qualitative question, which was part of a larger quantitative study.  Thematic analysis of data indicated that the supervisor played a crucial role in determining the culture of the work environment.  Supervisors influenced Registered Nurses' performance and the quality of the patient care, nurses' job satisfaction, and decisions to leave the organization or the nursing profession. Qualitative findings correlated with those revealed in the quantitative component of the study. The results provide insightful information to nursing leaders, healthcare administrators, and nurse educators which can be applied to nursing practice.  Supervisors need to understand how their behaviors impact the work setting, their staff, and patient care in order to create a positive practice environment.   
Keywords:
registered nurses; supervisor; workplace
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIt Is All About the Supervisoren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202305-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Commitment to the nursing profession has been defined as a critical need for the future to sustain a strong population of experienced nurses providing healthcare in the United States.  The importance of the supervisor in determining the nature of the work environment is well-documented, and is of increasing significance in retention of nursing staff in healthcare settings and the ability to provide quality patient care.  The leadership role a supervisor plays in the work setting is related to the Registered Nurse's job satisfaction, intent to remain in the current job, and commitment to the profession of nursing. Surveys were sent to 2951 current United States members of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, which included the open-ended question, "In what ways does a nursing supervisor influence the practice of Registered Nurses?"  Five hundred five Registered Nurses responded (17.1%) to this qualitative question, which was part of a larger quantitative study.  Thematic analysis of data indicated that the supervisor played a crucial role in determining the culture of the work environment.  Supervisors influenced Registered Nurses' performance and the quality of the patient care, nurses' job satisfaction, and decisions to leave the organization or the nursing profession. Qualitative findings correlated with those revealed in the quantitative component of the study. The results provide insightful information to nursing leaders, healthcare administrators, and nurse educators which can be applied to nursing practice.  Supervisors need to understand how their behaviors impact the work setting, their staff, and patient care in order to create a positive practice environment.   en_GB
dc.subjectregistered nursesen_GB
dc.subjectsupervisoren_GB
dc.subjectworkplaceen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:21:11Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:21:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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