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Results From the Nurse Manifest 2003 Study: Nurses' Perspectives on Nursing

Jarrín, Olga F. BS, RN

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The purpose of this article is to raise awareness, inspire action, and open dialogue about professional values and workplace conditions. Results of the Nurse Manifest 2003 Study are presented through meta-synthesis of group summaries answering the questions: What is it like to practice nursing? and, What changes do nurses desire to support practice? The results illuminate the underlying framework of professional values that splits our profession, nursing units, and educational institutions. An analysis of the similarities and differences within and between groups reflect values which are rooted in the history of our profession and affected by present working conditions.

A meta-synthesis of group summaries from the 2003 Nurse Manifest study. The results illuminate the underlying framework of professional values that splits our profession, nursing units, and educational insti-tutions, values that are rooted in the history of our profession and affected by present working conditions. www.advancesinnursingscience.com

University of Connecticut School of Nursing, Storrs.

The author thanks the participants of the Nurse Manifest 2003 study as well as Phyllis Walls, Cheryl Beck, Carol Polifroni, and Marlaine Smith for their guidance in developing this article.

Corresponding author: Olga F. Jarrín, BS, RN, 231 Glenbrook Rd U-2026, Storrs, CT 06269 (e-mail: olga.jarrin@uconn.edu).

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.