Key Attributes of LPN Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction in Long-Term Care Settings

Patricia Knecht, Paula F. Milone-Nuzzo, Lisa Ann Kitko, Judith Hupcey, Janice Dreachslin

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Abstract

Increasing job satisfaction and decreasing job dissatisfaction have been found to improve staff rétention, ultimately resulting in improved patient outcomes.The goal of this study was to examine job satisfaction and dissatisfaction of long-term care licensed practical nurses (LPNs). A total of 37 LPNs participated in focus-group sessions. Four themes were found to contribute to LPN job satisfaction: value, real connection, empowerment, and growth. One theme, working conditions, was found to contribute to LPN job dissatisfaction. Based on the results of this study, this article provides specific strategies to assist diverse stakeholders in addressing LPN job satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Regulation
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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