FEATURESBring Your Own Device and Nurse Managers’ Decision MakingMartinez, Karen MSc, BSN; Borycki, Elizabeth PhD, RN; Courtney, Karen L. PhD, RNAuthor Information Author Affiliations: Vancouver Coastal Health (Ms Martinez) and University of Victoria (Ms Martinez and Drs Borycki and Courtney), British Columbia, Canada. This study was approved by the University of Victoria (UVic) and Island Health Authority (IHA) Joint Research Ethics Subcommittee in Human Research Ethics (protocol no. J2013-062). The certificate of approval from the joint research ethics from UVic/IHA was honored by the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Approvals were also obtained from each institution to conduct research on site. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Corresponding author: Karen Martinez, MSc, BSN, 1007-811 Helmcken St, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1B1 (email@example.com). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: February 2017 - Volume 35 - Issue 2 - p 69-76 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000286 Buy Metrics Abstract The Bring Your Own Device phenomenon is important in the healthcare environment because this trend is changing the workplace in healthcare organizations, such as British Columbia. At present, there is little research that exists in Canada to provide a distinct understanding of the complexities and difficulties unique to this phenomenon within the nursing practice. This study focused on the experiences and perceptions of nurse managers regarding how they make decisions on the use of personal handheld devices in the workplace. Telephone interviews (N = 10) and qualitative descriptive analysis were used. Four major themes emerged: (1) management perspective, (2) opportunities, (3) disadvantages, and (4) solutions. Nurse managers and other executives in healthcare organizations and health information technology departments need to be aware of the practice and organizational implications of the Bring Your Own Device movement. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.