Heather Cathro

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Charge nurses have integral roles in healthcare organizations. Making patient assignments is an important charge nurse role that lacks theoretical support and practical guidelines. Based on a concept analysis of the charge nurse role, the author looks at a theory-gap analysis regarding how patient assignments are made and proposes a framework to guide the(More)
This article articulates the growing shortage of nursing faculty and identifies factors that impact nurses' decisions to pursue graduate studies in nursing education. Kurt Lewin's Force Field Analysis and a Decision Matrix are applied to the process of pursuing graduate studies in nursing education. When driving forces outweigh restraining forces, nurses(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore actions and the processes charge nurses (CNs) implement to keep patients safe and generate an emerging theory to inform CN job descriptions, orientation, and training to promote patient safety in practice. BACKGROUND Healthcare workers must provide a safe environment for patients. CNs are the frontline(More)
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