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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e318274b5d5

Decisional Involvement in Magnet®, Magnet-Aspiring, and Non-Magnet Hospitals

Houston, Susan PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC; Leveille, Marygrace PhD, RN, ACNP-BC; Luquire, Rosemary PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Fike, Angela MBA, BSN, RN-BC; Ogola, Gerald O. MPH, MS; Chando, Shingisai MA, MPH

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BACKGROUND: Empowered decision making can help establish innovative work cultures.

Ojective: This study used the Decisional Involvement Scale to determine differences in actual and preferred decisional involvement among staff RNs and administrators in Magnet®, Magnet-aspiring, and non-Magnet hospitals.

Methods: Two facilities were Magnet designated, 3 were Magnet aspiring, and 9 were non-Magnet. A total of 5000 staff RNs and administrators were asked to participate in the nonexperimental descriptive survey.

Resuts: The difference observed in actual global scale score by Magnet status was statistically significant (P = .01). Respondents in Magnet hospitals had the highest actual global scale score on average, followed by Magnet-aspiring, then non-Magnet.

Conclusions: Decisional involvement is higher among Magnet-designated than non-Magnet facilities.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.



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