Professional nursing practice in medical-surgical and intensive care units: Baseline comparisons
KeywordsHealth Sciences, Nursing.
AdvisorVerran, Joyce A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study had three purposes: (1) to examine the differences and similarities between intensive care and medical-surgical RNs' self-reports of professional nursing practice and job satisfaction. (2 & 3) to explore the influence of professional nursing practice on nurse satisfaction in intensive care RNs and medical-surgical RNs, respectively. A two-group, cross-sectional descriptive design with a sample of 340 RNs was utilized to perform a secondary analysis of baseline data from the Differentiated Group Professional Practice project. Self-reports of RNs evidenced significantly higher levels of autonomy and control over nursing practice among intensive care subjects as opposed to medical-surgical subjects. The concepts of organizational commitment, autonomy, control over nursing practice, and group cohesion had a positive influence on total job satisfaction for the medical-surgical subjects. The above concepts with the exception of autonomy had a positive influence on total job satisfaction for the intensive care subjects.
Degree ProgramGraduate College