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A Comparison of Empowerment, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment between Advanced Practice Nurses and Registered Nurses of Hospitals

전문간호사와 일반간호사의 임파워먼트, 직무만족, 조직몰입 비교

  • Received : 2016.01.20
  • Accepted : 2016.03.03
  • Published : 2016.03.28

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to identify and compare levels of recognition of empowerment, job satisfaction, organizational commitment between Advanced Practice Nurses(APN) and Registered Nurses(RN) of hospitals. Data collection was done by the 85 APN and 120 RN of six large hospitals, four medium sized hospitals in Seoul and Incheon. T-test and ANOVA using SPSS 18.0 were performed. There were no significant differences of empowerment between APN($3.56{\pm}0.53$) and RN($3.50{\pm}0.54$)(t =-. 861, p = 0.390). job satisfaction between APN($3.36{\pm}0.53$) and RN($3.25{\pm}0.46$)(t =- 1.575, p = 0.117), organizational commitment between APN($3.11{\pm}0.34$) and RN($3.05{\pm}0.36$)(t =- 1.301, p = 0.195). Empowerment, job satisfaction, organizational commitment of APN and RN showed no significant differences. There are some reasons why it resulted in no significant difference between APN and RN. APN's role in Korea is not clearly established and distinguished from RN, lack of appropriacy of employment and reward, and lack of the institutional foundation for APN's operation and efficiency.

Keywords

Nurses;Hospitals;Empowerment;Job satisfaction;Organizational Commitment

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