Esmalla-Kosanam G. (2012). Comparison of nursing practice in Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals using Hess’s Index of Professional Nursing Governance. Doctoral dissertation. University of Phoenix.
Research findings revealed a significant difference in five of the six hypotheses tested between the Magnet and Non-Magnet hospital on the six subscales of the INPG. Nurses in Magnet hospitals reported (a) more control over personnel and related structures, (b) more access to information relevant to governance activities, (c) more active participation in governance activities within the organization, (d) more control over nursing practice, and (e) better participation in setting goals and negotiating resolutions of conflict at various organizational levels significant to nursing practice.
Study findings supported acceptance of Ho3 that indicated no significant difference in the two hospital settings in the influence of staff nurses on resources that supported professional practice. Findings from the present study provide strong validation on the impact of Magnet designation on the nursing practice of RNs based on the six subscales of the IPNG. Findings indicated that RNs in the Magnet work environment were more autonomous and empowered compared to RNs in the Non-Magnet setting.
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