Impact of Professional Nursing Practices on Patient/Nurse Outcomes: Testing the Essential Professional Nursing Practices Instrument

Kramer, M.; Brewer, B. B.; Halfer, D.; Hnatiuk, C. N.; MacPhee, M.; Duchscher, J. B.; Maguire, P.; Coe, T.; Schmalenberg, C.

J Nurs Adm. 2017 Apr 20; 47(5):278-288


Increasing patient and healthcare system complexity and the need to accurately measure the engagement of clinical nurses (CNs) in holistic, professional nursing practice indicates that an update to the Essentials of Magnetism instrument is needed. The purposes of this research were to critique and weight items, assess the value and psychometric properties of the newly constructed Essential Professional Nursing Practices (EPNP) instrument, and establish relationships between EPNPs and CN job, practice, and nurse-assessed patient satisfaction.

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