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Engagement in RNs Working in Magnet®-Designated Hospitals: Exploring the Significance of Work Experience.
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PMID:  23151930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This study analyzed and evaluated the relationships between work engagement (WE) and work experience among acute-care RNs in Magnet®-designated hospitals. The organizational structures of Magnet-designated hospitals are recognized to promote RN engagement, yet limited knowledge exists on engendering engagement to the same degree in all nurses. The study used a descriptive, correlational design. A convenience sample of RNs (n = 220) completed 2 surveys to measure WE, RN experience, and unit longevity (years of experience in the current setting). Significant relationships were found between WE and RN experience in any setting, within the consistent organizational structures of Magnet-designated hospitals. This study highlights the importance of organizational structures and the significance of RN experience in creating engagement among nurses. Enhancing engagement in the RN workforce facilitates retention and improved outcomes for patients, nurses, and organizations.
Amy Hagedorn Wonder
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nursing administration     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1539-0721     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Adm     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1263116     Medline TA:  J Nurs Adm     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
Author Affiliation: Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Indiana University, Bloomington.
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