Job Satisfaction With Non Magnet Hospitals Essay

1600 Words Dec 5th, 2016 7 Pages
Research data shows that there was a 6% risk of death for patients when a shift with a nurse staffing shortage of 8 hours occurred. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine released a report, Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Nursing Work Environment, which identifies solutions to problems in work environments that threaten patient safety through their effect on nursing care including hospitals, nursing home, and other health care organization. According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet hospitals are widely recognized for promoting safe and appropriate nurse staffing. With this information, the following research study asks the participants if they are employed at a Magnet hospital and compare their job satisfaction with non-Magnet hospitals. Aside from improved nurse staffing, further research also shows that positive patient outcomes also benefits job satisfaction, retention issue, and health care organization costs. Hiring a specialty nurse have been estimated as being as high as $8,000 (Burr, Stichler, & Poeitler, 2011; Tellez, 2012). What can be done to improve job satisfaction, nurse staffing, nurse retention?

Based on several evidence-based practices, a 2014 research study conducted by Debra C. Hairr, Helen Salisbury, Mark Johannson, and Nancy Redfern-Vance examined the relationships between nurse staffing, job satisfaction, and nurse retention in an acute hospital environment. Three research questions were explored in this research - the…

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