Original ArticlesOrganizational Trust, Psychological Empowerment, and Organizational Commitment Among Licensed Practical NursesLoes, Chad N. PhD; Tobin, Mary B. PhD, RNAuthor Information Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Dr Loes); and Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Dr Tobin). Correspondence: Chad N. Loes, PhD, Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflict of interest. Nursing Administration Quarterly: April/June 2020 - Volume 44 - Issue 2 - p 179-187 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000414 Buy Metrics Abstract In this study, we examine the influence of organizational trust on organizational commitment among licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Guided by prior research and theory, we also consider whether psychological empowerment mediates the influence of organizational trust on organizational commitment. To accomplish these tasks, we examine data from our survey of all registered LPNs in a Midwestern US state on their levels of organizational trust, psychological empowerment, and organizational commitment. Using path decomposition procedures, we isolate the net effect of organizational trust on organizational commitment into total, direct, and indirect effects. Our findings suggest that organizational trust is positively associated with higher levels of organizational commitment. Furthermore, more than a fifth of this relationship is mediated through one's level of psychological empowerment. These findings provide some insight into antecedents of organizational commitment among LPNs. The results of this investigation are especially timely considering the extant issues associated with staffing levels in facilities employing LPNs in the United States. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.