Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
AORN J. 2009 Jan;89(1):183-92. doi: 10.1016/j.aorn.2008.06.015.

Perceived effects of specialty nurse certification: a review of the literature.

Author information

1
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Abstract

Recent evidence suggests that specialty nurse education and certification may improve the quality of patient care. Specialty nurse certification also may improve nurses' job satisfaction and sense of empowerment, as well as positively affect collaboration with other health care team members. Despite the evidence that there are intrinsic rewards for specialty certification, the lack of extrinsic value to nurses makes it unlikely that greater numbers of nurses will be attracted to certification unless health care administrators increase opportunities for recognition and greater compensation.

PMID:
19121422
DOI:
10.1016/j.aorn.2008.06.015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center