Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

The Utah Nurses Association publishes the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, a journal specifically for nurses.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, January

A Healthy Work Environment: It Begins with You
AbstractIn a healthy work environment (HWE) professionals use skilled communication styles to achieve positive outcomes. In the HWE literature, the major communication emphasis to date has focused on the manager's responsibility to facilitate skilled...
A Policy Perspective on the Entry into Practice Issue
AbstractIt has been forty four years since the American Nurses Association (ANA) published its first position paper on entry into practice advocating that the baccalaureate degree be the minimum degree for entry into registered nurse practice. During...
Combating Disruptive Behaviors: Strategies to Promote a Healthy Work Environment
AbstractDisruptive behaviors among healthcare workers threaten the safety and well being of both patients and staff. The Joint Commission now charges healthcare organizations seeking accreditation to address these behaviors. All members of the healthcare...
Growing Future Nurse Leaders to Build and Sustain Healthy Work Environments at the Unit Level
AbstractThere is growing evidence in the nursing literature regarding the positive impact of healthy work environments on staff satisfaction, retention, improved patient outcomes, and organizational performance. The establishment of a healthy work environment...
Healthy Nursing Academic Work Environments
AbstractHealthy work environments in the nursing academic setting are essential for the recruitment and retention of faculty; they also serve to promote excellence in nursing education. Although the early efforts addressing healthy work environments...
Influenza Vaccination in Healthcare Workers: Should It Be Mandatory?
AbstractSince 1981 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that healthcare workers receive vaccination against influenza in an effort to reduce transmission of the virus to their colleagues and to the vulnerable people in their...
Legislative: Executive Summary of the Report of the Ruckelshaus Center Nurse Staffing Steering Committee (State of Washington)
Citation: Glazer, G., (October 15, 2009), "Legislative: Executive Summary of the Report of the Ruckelshaus Center Nurse Staffing Steering Committee (State of Washington)" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. 15, No. 1. Available: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/Columns/Legislative/ReportRuckelshaus-Center-Nurse-Staffing-Steering-Committee-.aspxPamela...
Moving on, Up, or Out: Changing Work Needs of New RNs at Different Stages of Their Beginning Nursing Practice
AbstractThis article describes the work experience of a national cohort of 229 RNs who participated in a survey on work environment at two different time periods. Survey results of the RNs' experience within two and a half years of their initial RN licensure...
Overview and Summary: Promoting Healthy Work Environments: A Shared Responsibility
Citation: Ives Erickson, J., (Jan. 31, 2010) "Overview and Summary: Promoting Healthy Work Environments: A Shared Responsibility" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 15, No. 1, Manuscript Overview.DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol15No01ManOSThe legacy...
Strategies for Enhancing Autonomy and Control over Nursing Practice
AbstractClinical nurse autonomy and control over nursing practice (CONP) have been associated with increased nurse satisfaction and improved patient outcomes - both elements of a healthy work environment. This article outlines strategies for enhancing...
The Complex Work of RNs: Implications for Healthy Work Environments
AbstractThis article describes the complex work of registered nurses (RNs) in current healthcare settings and presents strategies for promoting healthy work environments in the midst of this complexity. First it addresses the complexity in delivering...
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