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Exploring the methods and value of retaining Master's prepared nurses at the bedside

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dc.contributor.author Meyer, Kris
dc.contributor.author Hayes, Bryanna
dc.contributor.author Bedient, Kama
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-20T17:22:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-20T17:22:32Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-11
dc.identifier.citation Meyer, K., Hayes, B. & Bedient, K. (2019). Exploring the methods and value of retaining Master’s prepared nurses at the bedside [MSN Capstone presentation]. Lincoln, NE : Bryan College of Health Sciences. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11987/369
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this quality improvement project was to explore the methods and value of retaining advanced degree nurses at the bedside and determine incentives that would support this action. BACKGROUND: Literature supports the benefit of master’s prepared nurses (MPNs) providing bedside care to improve patient outcomes, decrease mortality and failure to rescue, and address the nursing shortage. METHODS: A survey was developed using Google Forms to evaluate the nurses’ awareness of the supporting literature and identify desired incentives. The key stakeholders included nursing directors. The setting was a large medical center located in the Midwest. The survey was emailed to all registered nurses at the medical center and yielded 208 responses. The sample included 66 nurses with a master’s degree or higher, or planning to obtain a master’s degree in the next 5 years. RESULTS: Over half of the respondents had minimal to no knowledge of the benefits of having MPNs at the bedside and only 16.1% of nurses were motivated to remove themselves from the bedside by seeking a higher degree. The most significant incentives to keep MPNs at the bedside included pay increase (90.3%) and weekend/holidays off (71%); 67.7% of MPN respondents were currently practicing bedside nursing. The qualitative data identified a tuition assistance program and recognition on name badge as common incentives. RECOMMENDATIONS: Take the findings to an interprofessional focus group for further analysis, educate employees of the benefits of having MPNs at the bedside and discuss the results with the stakeholders. en_US
dc.publisher Bryan College of Health Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Provost Colloquium;
dc.subject Masters-prepared nurses en_US
dc.subject Incentives en_US
dc.subject Patient bedside en_US
dc.subject Staff nurses en_US
dc.subject Personnel retention en_US
dc.subject Education, nursing, masters en_US
dc.subject Motivation en_US
dc.title Exploring the methods and value of retaining Master's prepared nurses at the bedside en_US
dc.type MSN Capstone en_US


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