Nursing Practice Environment and Registered Nurses’ Job Satisfaction in Nursing Homes

Source: JiSun Choi, Linda Flynn, Linda H. Aiken, Gerontologist, First published online: September 9, 2011
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From the abstract:
Purpose: Recruiting and retaining registered nurses (RNs) in nursing homes is problematic, and little research is available to guide efforts to make nursing homes a more attractive practice environment for RNs. The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between aspects of the nursing practice environment and job satisfaction among RNs in nursing homes…

Results: Controlling for individual and nursing home characteristics, staff RNs’ participation in facility affairs, supportive manager, and resource adequacy were positively associated with RNs’ job satisfaction. Ownership status was significantly related to job satisfaction; RNs working in for-profit nursing homes were less satisfied. 

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