The Relationship Between Practice Environment and Psychological Ownership in Advanced Practice Nurses

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Abstract

Barriers in advanced practice nurses’ work environment impede effective use in acute care settings, reduce job satisfaction, and increase intent to leave. Fostering psychological ownership for work through improved work design has increased satisfaction, motivation, and productivity, and lowered turnover in other fields, and may have similar effects for advanced practice nurses. This multilevel cross-sectional survey study examined the relationship between advanced practice nurse work environment and psychological ownership using data from a survey of advanced practice nurses and nurse executives in Florida hospitals. Barriers in scope of practice and exclusion from hospital governance were common. Advanced practice nurses reported good relations with physicians and moderate organizational climate but poor relations with administrators and limited control over work. Organizational climate had a strong positive relationship with psychological ownership. Fostering advanced practice nurse psychological ownership could improve job satisfaction and decrease turnover leading to increased effectiveness in acute care settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • advanced practice nurse
  • organizational climate
  • practice environment
  • psychological ownership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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