Burnout among Nurses in a Nigerian General Hospital: Prevalence and Associated Factors

This article evaluated the prevalence and associated factors of burnout among nurses in a Nigerian general hospital. [from abstract]

Spinning Plates: Establishing a Work-Life Balance

Increased demand for nurses means that the organisations that provide employee-friendly policies will gain a competitive edge in attracting and retaining a quality nursing workforce. This publication provides guidance on the issues affecting work-life balance to influence employers and policy-makers on workplace policies. [adapte from author]

Occupational Stress and Implementation of Information Technology Among Nurses Working on Acute Psychiatric Wards

The purpose of the study was to survey experiences of occupational stress and perceived work environment among nurses working on acute psychiatric wards in Finland. In addition, nurses’ use and attitudes towards information technology were analyzed. [from abstract]

Emotional Intelligence as a Moderator in the Stress-Burnout Relationship: A Questionnaire Study on Nurses

This study investigated inter-relationships between emotional intelligence (EI), work stress and burnout in a group of nurses in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. The moderating effect of EI in the stress–burnout relationship and group differences (nurses working in different wards) in burnout were also investigated. [from abstract]

Sources of Stress in Nursing Students: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Studies

This study aimed to identify the main sources of stress for students of nursing and the evolution of the stressors when training in nursing competences. [from abstract]

Challenges of Working in Underserved Areas: A Qualitative Exploratory Study of Views of Policy Makers and Professionals

This study aimed to elucidate the views of staff nurses working in underserved areas, directors of health facilities in underserved areas and key informants from the policy and education arena on issues of staffing and retention of nurses in underserved areas of Jordan. [from abstract]

Nurses' and Managers' Perceptions of Continuing Professional Development for Older and Younger Nurses: A Focus Group Study

This study explored nurses’ and their managers’ perceptions of the differences in continuing professional development between younger and older nurses. [from abstract]

Effective Strategies for Nurse Retention in Acute Hospitals: A Mixed Method Study

This article aimed to examine the impact of nursing practice environments, nurse staffing and nurse education on nurse reported intention to leave the hospital; and to provide understanding of which best practices in the organization of nursing care are being implemented to provide sound practice environments and to retain nurses. [from abstract]

Anxiety Symptoms among Chinese Nurses and the Associated Factors: A Cross Sectional Study

The purpose of this study was to investigate anxiety symptoms and the associated factors in Chinese nurses working in public city hospitals. [from abstract]

Development and Validation of the Competence in Evidence Based Practice Questionnaire (EBP-COQ) among Nursing Students

Nursing educators need rigorously developed instruments to assess competency in evidence based practice (EBP) at undergraduate level. This study aims to develop a psychometric test of the EBP competence questionnaire among undergraduate nursing students. [adapted from abstract]

Regulated Nurses: Canadian Trends, 2007 to 2011

This report highlights trends across Canada, across regulated nursing professions and across a variety of demographic, education, mobility and employment characteristics to inform health human resource planning in Canada. [from summary]

Cross-Sectional Study to Identify Organisational Processes Associated with Nurse-Reported Quality and Patient Safety

The purpose of this study was to identify organisational process measures in nurses’ work environment and hospital characteristics (organisational structure measures) that were associated with nurse-reported patient safety and quality of nursing. In particular, we were interested in which process measures remained after adjusting for organisational structure measures.

Managing Health Worker Migration: A Qualitative Study of the Philippine Response to Nurse Brain Drain

This study examines how the development of brain drain-responsive
policies is driven by the effects of nurse migration and how such efforts aim to achieve mind-shifts among nurses, governing and regulatory bodies, and public and private institutions in the Philippines and worldwide. [from abstract]

Nursing in Costa Rica

This brief outlines the health system context and the basid statistics and facts about the nursing workforce in Costa Rica.

Child Health Nurses in the Solomon Islands: Lessons for the Pacific and Other Developing Countries

The objectives of this study were to understand the roles of nurses with advanced training in paediatrics in the Solomon Islands and the importance of these roles to child health; to understand how adequately equipped child health nurses feel for these roles; and to identify the training needs, difficulties and future opportunities. [adapted from abstract]

Developing Nursing Capacity for Health Systems and Services Research in Cuba, 2008-2011

The objective of this research was to assess the results of a strategy implemented between 2008 and 2011 to develop nursing capacity for health systems and services research in 14 national research institutes based in Havana. [from abstract]

Factors Influencing the Development of Evidence-Based Practice Among Nurses: A Self-Report Study

This study aimed to examine factors influencing the implementation of evidence-based practice among nurses in a large Norwegian university hospital. [from abstract]

Reforming Nursing Education in Egypt: A Case Study in Reform Management

The case study outlines a program of nursing reform in Egypt to correct shortages and improve nursing quality by restructuring nursing education.

Association between Nurse Staffing and Hospital Outcomes in Injured Patients

The enormous fiscal pressures facing trauma centers may lead trauma centers to reduce nurse staffing and to make increased use of less expensive and less skilled personnel. The goal of this study was to examine whether nurse staffing levels and nursing skill mix are associated with trauma patient outcomes. [from abstract]

Narrative Review on the Effect of Economic Downturns on the Nursing Labour Market: Implecations for Policy and Planning

The objectives of this manuscript are to provide an overview of the potential short- and long-run impact of economic downturns on the supply and demand of nurses, and present healthcare decision makers with a framework to enhance their ability to strategically manage their human resources through economic cycles. [from abstract]

Taxonomy of Nursing Care Organization Models in Hospitals

This article presents a taxonomy of new operational models of nursing care delivery that maximize the use of available nursing resources while ensuring safe, high-quality care - using the context of acute care units in Quebec and comparing their distinctive features. [adapted from abstract]

Rural Nursing Education: A Photovoice Perspective

The purpose of this study was to explore the use of the innovative research approach called photovoice as an educational strategy to foster learning about and interest in rural locations and rural nursing as future practice settings. [from abstract]

Closing the Gap: From Evidence to Action

This tool kit has been specifically designed to present an overview of the key aspects of a complex area of development need: how we close the gap between evidence and action to encourage nurses to use an evidence-based approach to their practice. [adapted from author]

Better Care: An Analysis of Nursing and Healthcare System Outcomes

The purpose of this review of nursing intervention literature was to document the comparative effects and costs of models of nursing intervention on patient outcomes, such as morbidity and mortality, and on system outcomes, such as health resource use. This information will be used to provide suggestions about innovative, effective and efficient models of nursing intervention. [from summary]

Changing Role of Nurses

Increasingly, hospitals rely on nurses to fill the primary care gap and meet the many new health care imperatives. This article discusses the challenges and opportunities this creates for the nursing profession. [adapted from author]

Staffing for Safety: A Synthesis on the Evidence on Nurse Staffing and Patient Safety

Research reveals a close link between inappropriate nurse staffing levels and higher rates of unwanted outcomes for patients. This report highlights evidence-informed recommendations for improvements in patient outcomes through advancements in nurse staffing. [from summary]

Essential Core Competencies for Nursing Related to HIV and AIDS

A team of nursing leaders collaborated to identify essential nursing competencies to address the HIV and AIDS epidemics in the sub-Saharan African region. This document includes: evidence supporting the need to establish core competencies in HIV and AIDS; concepts related to the core competencies for nursing related to HIV and AIDS; and the essential core competencies for nursing related to HIV and AIDS.

Essential Nursing Competencies Related to HIV and AIDS: Executive Summary

This article describes the need behind and the process used by nursing leaders from six sub-Saharan African countries who collaborated to develop the essential nursing competencies related to HIV and AIDS. [adapted from author]

Essential Nursing Competencies Related to HIV and AIDS

Nursing leaders from six sub-Saharan African countries collaborated to develop the essential nursing competencies related to HIV and AIDS. These competencies can help to guide pre-service education related to HIV and AIDS, to strengthen in-service or capacity-building programs designed for already qualified nurses, and to guide policy and regulatory reform in the context of taskshifting, task-sharing, and scope of nursing practices. [from author]

Reforming Primary Health Care: A Nursing Perspective

The aim of this report is to describe the role of the nurse workforce in the development and implementation of primary health care (PHC) reform; identify key factors in the practice environment which inhibit or strengthen PHC reform; articulate the contribution nurses can make in future health sector reform. [adapted from summary]