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Nurses' perceptions of shift length: What are the benefits?

Haller, Teresa M., MBA, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Quatrara, Beth, DNP, RN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC; Letzkus, Lisa C., PhD, RN, CPNP-AC; Keim-Malpass, Jessica, PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000546202.40080.c1
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This qualitative study explored clinical nurses' perceptions of 12-hour shifts versus traditional 8-hour shifts to help discover the unique staffing patterns that positively impact patient safety and promote personal well-being.

In Charlottesville, Va., Teresa M. Haller is a nursing business operations and workforce development administrator at the University of Virginia Health System, Beth Quatrara is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, Lisa C. Letzkus is the director of nursing research at the University of Virginia Health System, and Jessica Keim-Malpass is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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