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Nurse Manager Span of Control and Employee Engagement in an Intensive Care Unit

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Title: Nurse Manager Span of Control and Employee Engagement in an Intensive Care Unit
Creators: Minor, Denise Joy
Contributors: Barker, Elizabeth
Keywords: Nurse Engagement Span of Control
Issue Date: 2011-05
Publisher: The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.: The Ohio State University. College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Document Projects
Abstract: The purpose of this project was to answer the question, “Will decreasing the span of control for the nurse manager of an intensive care unit increase employee engagement?” A naturally occurring pre-post test design was chosen to measure employee engagement. A nursing leadership redesign occurred on seven different nursing units. As part of the nursing division’s strategic plan, the redesign decreased the number of employees directly reporting to a nurse manager, defined as span of control. To decrease the number of variables for this project, the intensive care unit management and staff were utilized. This project occurred in a 10-county regional medical center in south-central Ohio. Data analysis was conducted by a contractual agreement and results were provided for each nursing unit.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/48868
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