Creating a positive work environment: Implementation of the nurse-friendly hospital criteria

Martha Meraviglia, Susan J. Grobe, Stephanie Tabone, Mary Wainwright, Steve Shelton, Helen Miner, Clair Jordan

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Abstract

The nursing shortage is negatively affecting the quality, effectiveness, and timeliness of patient care, which warrants a transformation of the nursing work environment. The Nurse-Friendly (NF) Hospital Project assisted 30 rural or small hospitals implement 12 NF criteria into hospital policies to create a positive work environment. The NF criteria represent organizational attributes necessary for ensuring quality patient care, positive work environment, professional development, and nurse satisfaction. The authors discuss nurses' perception of presence of NF criteria before and after they were incorporated at each hospital and the implementation outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-70
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

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Meraviglia, M., Grobe, S. J., Tabone, S., Wainwright, M., Shelton, S., Miner, H., & Jordan, C. (2009). Creating a positive work environment: Implementation of the nurse-friendly hospital criteria. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(2), 64-70. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNA.0b013e318195a82b