Bedside Nurse Research

An important nursing workforce concern is the shortage of nurses continuing to work at the beside. The Nursing Workforce Summit Retention/Recruitment Action Team is conducting a qualitative research project to ascertain the key factors contributing to bedside nurse longevity. Dr. Mary Hancock, Associate Professor of Nursing, Shepherd University School of Nursing is the lead investigator and Dr. Trisha Petitte, Assistant Professor of Nursing, West Virginia University School of Nursing is a co-investigator on the project. They will be interviewing nurse managers and staff members who have longevity at the bedside and on their particular units. The research will be published and disseminated in presentations and publications. Read More

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