The Influence of Work Environments on Job Satisfaction Among Registered Nurses

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Jackson Bradway (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Kelly Blackmon-Moran, MSN-ED, BSN, RN

Abstract: This project reviews literature and studies that focus on the work environment and job satisfaction of nurses. While nursing takes place in a wide variety of environments most nurses work in a hospital-based environment. Within hospital-based work environments there are numerous characteristics that have been studied such as unsafe staffing ratios among nurses to patients, extended 12 hour and over shiftwork, occupational safety, work place discrimination, turnover and burnout rates among nurses, and more. This project focuses on these characteristics of the hospital work environment and how they relate to the nurse’s job satisfaction.The concept of environment is one of the four components of the nursing metaparadigm, other concepts include nursing, health and people. Often there is an understanding on the importance of the patient’s environment, but we struggle to recognize the toxic environments nurses find themselves working in. The goal of this project is to gain a better understanding of how factors from the work environment influence the job satisfaction of registered nurses.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2019
Nurses, Hospital, Staffing Ratios, Occupational Safety, Workplace Discrimination, Burnout Rates, Job Satisfaction, Health, Registered Nurses, RN,

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