Staff Nurse Perceptions of the Magnet Journey: Implications for Nurse Leaders

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243376
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Staff Nurse Perceptions of the Magnet Journey: Implications for Nurse Leaders
Author(s):
Ecoff, Laurie; Urden, Linda Diann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Mu
Author Details:
Ecoff, Laurie, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, laurie.ecoff@sharp.com; Urden, Linda, DNSc, RN, CNS, NE-BC, FAAN;
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study'was to develop a broader understanding of organizational changes that occur during the time leading up to the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet designation. The specific aims of this study were to compile a rich description of the phenomenon 'Magnet Journey' in a group of registered nurses in clinical settings who provide direct patient care with regards to:
  1. the factors that influence quality of care
  2. the factors that influence cultural transformation
  3. the factors that influence interdisciplinary collaboration

Methods: Focus groups were conducted at recently designated Magnet hospitals in Southern California. Participants were consented, asked to complete a demographic form and their responses to a series of questions about the Magnet Journey were digitally recorded. Data were transcribed and reviewed, coded, and themed by the research team.

Results: Subjects were registered nurses who had been employed in a staff nurse position during the 2-3 years prior to Magnet designation. The 58 subjects represented all work areas, specialties, and sites within the hospitals.

Key themes emerged consistent with components of the Magnet model and examples include: transformational leadership ' exemplary relationships with the Chief Nursing Officer and direct supervisor; structural empowerment ' participation in councils and access to professional development activities; exemplary professional practice ' enhanced interdisciplinary relationships and autonomy; and new knowledge, innovations, and improvements ' new research and innovative practice.

Overall staff nurses emphasized the positive impact of Magnet designation on all stakeholders. A surprising finding was staff nurse concern about what occurred during the post-designation period, describing a 'slippage' of the practice and environmental supports and interactions.

Conclusion: Results from this study offer guidance for nurses leading the Magnet Journey (Chief Nursing Officers, Magnet Project Directors, advanced practice nurses, managers, and staff nurses) about maintaining nurse engagement in the post designation period.

Keywords:
Magnet; Journey; Engagement
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleStaff Nurse Perceptions of the Magnet Journey: Implications for Nurse Leadersen
dc.contributor.authorEcoff, Laurieen
dc.contributor.authorUrden, Linda Diannen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Muen
dc.author.detailsEcoff, Laurie, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, laurie.ecoff@sharp.com; Urden, Linda, DNSc, RN, CNS, NE-BC, FAAN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243376-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this qualitative study'was to develop a broader understanding of organizational changes that occur during the time leading up to the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet designation. The specific aims of this study were to compile a rich description of the phenomenon 'Magnet Journey' in a group of registered nurses in clinical settings who provide direct patient care with regards to: <ol> <li>the factors that influence quality of care</li> <li>the factors that influence cultural transformation</li> <li>the factors that influence interdisciplinary collaboration</li> </ol><p><b>Methods: </b>Focus groups were conducted at recently designated Magnet hospitals in Southern California. Participants were consented, asked to complete a demographic form and their responses to a series of questions about the Magnet Journey were digitally recorded. Data were transcribed and reviewed, coded, and themed by the research team. <p><b>Results: </b>Subjects were registered nurses who had been employed in a staff nurse position during the 2-3 years prior to Magnet designation. The 58 subjects represented all work areas, specialties, and sites within the hospitals. <p>Key themes emerged consistent with components of the Magnet model and examples include: transformational leadership ' exemplary relationships with the Chief Nursing Officer and direct supervisor; structural empowerment ' participation in councils and access to professional development activities; exemplary professional practice ' enhanced interdisciplinary relationships and autonomy; and new knowledge, innovations, and improvements ' new research and innovative practice. <p>Overall staff nurses emphasized the positive impact of Magnet designation on all stakeholders. A surprising finding was staff nurse concern about what occurred during the post-designation period, describing a 'slippage' of the practice and environmental supports and interactions. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Results from this study offer guidance for nurses leading the Magnet Journey (Chief Nursing Officers, Magnet Project Directors, advanced practice nurses, managers, and staff nurses) about maintaining nurse engagement in the post designation period.en
dc.subjectMagneten
dc.subjectJourneyen
dc.subjectEngagementen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:21:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:21:22Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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