August 30, 2016

Influence of practice environment on nurse managers

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

A nurse manager’s practice environment was a significant predictor of job satisfaction and intent to leave, this study finds.

Of 355 nurse managers surveyed, using the Nurse Manager Practice Environment Scale:

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  • Job satisfaction was 4.5 on a 6-point scale.
  • Mean intent to leave was 5.0 on a scale ranging from 3 to 9.

The authors recommend modifying the organizational context of nurse managers to improve job satisfaction and reduce intent to leave.


OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the influence of the practice environment on nurse managers' (NMs') job satisfaction and intent to leave. BACKGROUND: Nurse managers are a ready pool of talent to fill impending strategic leadership vacancies. Job satisfaction as an NM is a decidin...


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