The Effects of Bedside Nurse Reporting on Nurse Job Satisfaction

Bedside shift handoff can improve nurses’ job satisfaction by fostering an improvement in teamwork and work environment, nurse accountability, and communication (Mardis et al., 2016). The study by Evans, et al. (2012) argues that despite the concerns bedside reporting may affect privacy, increase distractions, and take longer than other forms of shift handoff report, evidence shows that bedside reporting improved nurse satisfaction with shift handoff. The purpose of this study is to research the impact of bedside reporting implementation on VA medical-surgical registered nurses’ job satisfaction. A convenience random sampling will be used to recruit participants for this study to represent the population of VA medical-surgical nurses. This proposed quantitative study will utilize a quasi-experimental pre-test and post-test research design. The proposed eight-group (four intervention groups and four comparison groups) research study will be analyzed using the Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). This grant could be applied to the American Nurses Foundation Nursing Grant Program, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, or the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). The grant that will be chosen is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) research grant.