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Guidelines for Successful Self-scheduling on Nursing Units

Russell, Elizabeth MSc; Hawkins, Jenna BA; Arnold, Kara A. PhD

Journal of Nursing Administration: September 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 9 - p 408–409
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182664dd8
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Self-scheduling programs are an increasingly popular strategy utilized by employers to address the individual and organizational challenges resulting from employee work-life imbalance among the nursing workforce. Certain key components will ensure buy-in and support from staff when self-scheduling programs are developed.

Author Affiliations: PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology (Ms Russell), MA Candidate, Department of Sociology (Ms Hawkins), and Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration (Dr Arnold), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Arnold, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, NL, Canada A1B 3X5 (

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.