Date of Completion
Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration and Health Policy
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between nurses’ interprofessional interactions and nurses’ job satisfaction.
Methods: The study design utilized was a cross sectional retrospective analysis of survey results within a healthcare system. The Job Enjoyment Scale (JES) was used to measure job satisfaction and the Interprofessional Scale was used to measure interactions between nurses and specific disciplines (nursing, physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses [APRN’s], pharmacists, therapists, and social workers). Pearson correlation coefficient analysis was computed to assess the relationship between JES and interprofessional variables at the unit level.
Results: Results suggested a significant positive correlation between nurse satisfaction and overall interprofessional interaction, as well as significant positive correlation between nurse satisfaction and each specific discipline except for APRN’s, for which a significant correlation was not found.
Implications: The data used in this retrospective study was collected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, the results suggest the presence of positive interprofessional interactions during the unprecedented and challenging pandemic. Despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, positive interprofessional interactions among team members have a great impact on the job satisfaction of nurses.