The evolution and development of an instrument to measure essential professional nursing practices

Marlene Kramer, Barbara B. Brewer, Diana Halfer, Cynthia Nowicki Hnatiuk, Maura MacPhee, Claudia Schmalenberg

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Abstract

Nursing continues to evolve from a task-oriented occupation to a holistic professional practice. Increased professionalism requires accurate measurement of care processes and practice. Nursing studies often omit measurement of the relationship between structures in the work environment and processes of care or between processes of care and patient outcomes. Process measurement is integral to understanding and improving nursing practice. This article describes the development of an updated Essentials of Magnetism process measurement instrument for clinical nurses (CNs) practicing on inpatient units in hospitals. It has been renamed Essential Professional Nursing Practices: CN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-576
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Volume44
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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