Informing the Scale-Up of Kenya’s Nursing Workforce: A Mixed Methods Study of Factors Affecting Pre-Service Training Capacity and Production

This study used a mixed methods approach with data from the Regulatory Human Resources Information System (tracks initial student enrolment through registration) and the Kenya Health Workforce Information System (tracks deployment and demographic information on licensed nurses) for the quantitative analyses and qualitative data from key informant interviews with nurse training institution educators and/or administrators. [from abstract]

New Nurses Burnout and Workplace Wellbeing: The Influence of Authentic Leadership and Psychological Capital

The detrimental effects of burnout on nurses’ health and wellbeing are well documented and positive leadership has been shown to be an important organizational resource for discouraging the development of burnout. Intrapersonal resources also play a protective role against workplace stressors. This study investigated the influence of authentic leadership, an organizational resource, and psychological capital, an intrapersonal resource, on new graduate burnout, occupational satisfaction, and workplace mental health over the first year of employment (n = 205). [from abstract]

Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction and Its Relationship on Career Development Among Nursing Staff within a Public Hospital in South Africa

South Africa has a dual health system, namely, the public health sector that includes government health institutions, serving mostly the lower income population and the private health sector that serves those who can afford care from their own income. The public sector is responsible for 82 percent of the population and only accounts for 40 percent of the government health expenditure. The purpose of this study was to evaluate job satisfaction levels among nursing staff within a public hospital in Southern Gauteng. [adapted from abstract]

The Benefits and Caveats of International Nurse Migration

Migration has a significant impact on both the individual and national level. This article summarizes the factors that contribute to nurse migration form the perspective of the source and recipient countries. Additionally, the impacts and issues surrounding nurse migration were also analyzed. [from abstract]

The Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI): Innovations in Nursing and Midwifery Education

The Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI) was established in 2011 by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in response to key capacity-building challenges facing preservice nursing and midwifery education in Sub-Saharan Africa. NEPI has formed partnerships with governments and key stakeholders in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, and Zambia and supports 19 nursing and midwifery education institutions and 1 nursing council.

Methodological considerations when translating “burnout”

No study has systematically examined how researchers address cross-cultural adaptation of burnout. We conducted an integrative review to examine how researchers had adapted the instruments to the different contexts. [from abstract]

Community Health Promotion Volunteers in Taiwan: Their Value to Nurses

In Taiwan, volunteers make a significant contribution to the health workforce. In this paper, we explain the volunteer’s role and describe both the benefits and barriers associated with volunteering as a health worker in Taiwan. We also outline the crucial function of volunteers in supporting community nursing work. [from abstract]

Factors that Act as Facilitators and Barriers to Nurse Leaders’ Participation in Health Policy Development

Health policies impact on nursing profession and health care. Nurses’ involvement in health policy development ensures that health care is safe, of a high quality, accessible and affordable. Numerous factors influence nurse leaders’ ability to be politically active in influencing health policy development. These factors can be facilitators or barriers to their participation. There is scant research evidence from Eastern African region that draws
attention to this topic. This paper reports part of the larger study. [from abstract]

Hardy Personality and Burnout Syndrome Among Nursing Students in Three Brazilian Universities—An Analytic Study

Nursing students may exhibit the characteristics of resistance to stress, such as hardiness, which can reduce the risk of burnout. However, we found only one published study about these phenomena among nursing students. Thus, we investigated the association between hardiness and burnout in such students. [from abstract]

Nursing Churn and Turnover in Australian Hospitals: Nurses Perceptions and Suggestions for Supportive Strategies

This study aimed to reveal nurses’ experiences and perceptions of turnover in Australian hospitals and identify strategies to improve retention, performance and job satisfaction. [from abstract]

Nurses’ and Care Workers’ Experiences of Spiritual Needs in Residents with Dementia in Nursing Homes: A Qualitative Study

The aim of the study was to investigate nurses’ and care workers’ experiences of spiritual needs among residents with dementia in nursing homes. Nurses claim to practice holistic nursing. [from abstract]

Interprofessional Education Case Study: Master of Science degree programme in Reproductive Health at Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi

The purpose of this paper is to share the case study of developing and implementing an IPE programme at Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN). Included in the discussion are: the background to Kamuzu College of Nursing; the process of developing
the Master of Science (MSc) in Reproductive Health; the curriculum implementation model; and lessons learned and recommendations. [from introduction]

Brazilian association of nursing: 85 years of Social Responsibility, Participation and Struggles

To analyze the documents published by the Brazilian Association of Nursing that study the entity and 85 years of social responsibility, participation and struggles. [adapted from abstract]

Job Evaluation Guidelines

The objectives of this monograph are to Provide nurses and national nurses associations (NNAs) with information on the definition and importance of job evaluation. It will describe the steps in a job evaluation process and define remuneration and discuss the importance of equality for nurses when developing a job evaluation plan. [adapted from introduction]

Regulatory Board Governance Toolkit and Powerpoint

This new toolkit provides information, and promotes discussion and self-assessment for regulatory structures in all stages of development. It identifies and describes effective models of regulation and regulatory board governance, and also explores the core functions of a regulatory authority. The purpose of the accompanying PowerPoint presentation is to support exploration of content with local groups and Boards. [from introduction]

Nurses’ Perception of the Quality of Nursing Work Life and Related Priorities for Improvement in Ain shams University Specialized Hospital

This study aimed to assess nurses’ perception of the quality of nursing work life and related priorities for improvement in Ain shams university specialized hospital. [from abstract]

Health Professionals Facing Burnout: What Do We Know about Nursing Managers?

To address the degree of burnout in nursing managers in hospitals of Western Switzerland, including comparison with medical managers, and its relationship with personal, work-related, and organizational characteristics. [from abstract]

Current Continuing Professional Education Practice among Malaysian Nurses

This cross-sectional descriptive study involved registered nurses from government hospitals and health clinics from Peninsular Malaysia. Multistage cluster sampling was used to recruit 1000 nurses from four states of Malaysia. [from abstract]

Nursing and Midwife Staffing Needs in Maternity Wards in Burkina Faso Referral Hospitals

The aim of this study was to measure the capacity of referral hospitals’ maternity services to cope with the demand for health services after the implementation of this policy. [from abstract]

A Cross Sectional Study on Factors Influencing Professionalism in Nursing Among Nurses in Mekelle Public Hospitals, North Ethiopia, 2012

The study assessed level and attributes of professionalism in nursing in Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia. [from abstract]

Occupational Stress and Job Satisfaction among Nurses

This study assessed occupational stress and job satisfaction among nurses working in tertiary care hospitals and
to find out correlation between occupational stress and job satisfaction among nurses. [adapted from abstract]

Realizing Rights: the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel: Analysis with Nurses' Perspectives

In this dissertation an analysis of WHO Global Code (Code) of Practice’s literal and normative content is aligned with interview evidence obtained from internationally educated nurses (IENs) and health policy experts, to test its potential as a scaffold for nurse workforce policy that operationalizes its human rights framework. [adapted from abstract]

Leadership Practices of Head Nurses as Expected and Perceived by Staff Nurses in Public Hospitals in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

This study aimed to identify the levels of leadership practices among head nurses as expected and perceived by staff nurses and to compare the differences between expectation and perception of staff nurses toward leadership practices of head nurses in public hospitals of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. [from abstract]

Using Incentives to Attract Nurses to Remote Areas of Tanzania: A Contingent Valuation Study

This article analyses (1) how financial incentives (salary top-ups) and non-financial incentives (housing and education) affect nurses’ willingness to work in remote areas of Tanzania and (2) how the magnitude of the incentives needed to attract health workers varies with the nurses’ geographic origin and their intrinsic motivation. [from abstract]

Structured Pro-Active Care for Chronic Depression by Practice Nurses in Primary Care: A Qualitative Evaluation

This qualitative study explored the impact and appropriateness of structured pro-active care reviews by practice nurses for patients with chronic or recurrent depression and dysthymia within a nationwide randomized controlled trial which compared usual general practitioner care with structured pro-active care involving 3 monthly review appointments with practice nurses over 2 years for patients with chronic or recurrent depression. [adapted from abstract]

National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice (South Africa)

This strategy is the result of a task team on nursing education appointed to refine national concerns and recommendations and to develop a plan of action to address both education and practice issues related to the profession. [adapted from author]

Resident and Family Perceptions of the Nurse Practitioner Role in Long Term Care Settings: A Qualitative Descriptive Study

Research evidence supports the positive impact on resident outcomes of nurse practitioners (NPs) working in long term care (LTC) homes. The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of residents and family members regarding the role of the NP in LTC homes. [from abstract]

Practicing Nurses' Perspectives of Clinical Scholarship: A Qualitative Study

The aim of this study was to contribute to the discussion on the nature of clinical scholarship in nursing. [from abstract]

Support Matters: A Mixed Methods Scoping Study on the Use of Assistant Staff in the Delivery of Community Nursing Services in England

This study evaluated the roles, contribution and impacts of community nursing assistants to the delivery of care and services for patients with chronic conditions and complex care needs. [adapted from author]

Nursing for Nutrition

This briefing argues that the global shortage of skilled health workers means that children in the world’s poorest countries don’t get the care that would stop them dying from causes related to malnutrition. It advocates for the need for more health workers who are trained and supported to prevent and treat malnutrition in the places of greatest need. [adapted from publisher]