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A Comparison of Internationally-Educated and Canadian-Educated Nurses

January 1, 2013 | Website Admin Considerable literature exists on the immigration of internationally educated nurses (IENs) and their use in filling staffing vacancies in healthcare organizations (HCOs), but little information exists to guide the development and implementation of policies that promote the safe integration of IENs. Read More

Moving to Action: Evidence-Based Retention and Recruitment Policy Initiatives for Nursing

January 1, 2013 | Website Admin Canada is facing a nursing shortage after the redeployment and reductions in nursing resources in the late 1990’s. Read More

Is the Grass Still Greener? Examining Trends in Canada to US Nurse Migration

January 1, 2012 | Website Admin Preliminary work conducted by McGillis Hall and this team of researchers identified that substantial increases in Canadian nurse migration to the US occurred between 1990 and 1999. Read More

The Role of Work Environments in the Migration of Nurses: The Case for Nurses

January 2, 2011 | Website Admin The objectives of this study are to conduct a literature review on the migration of healthcare workers (i.e., nurses); and identify a set of work environment factors that have been identified in the literature that impact healthcare workers’ (i.e., nurses) migration decisions. Read More

Nurse Scheduling and Patient Safety Outcomes

January 1, 2011 | Website Admin Limited attention has been directed towards the work environment in health care settings, and the impact of factors in the work environment that impact nurses’ health and work performance and subsequent patient outcomes. Read More

Stuck in the Middle: Addressing the Needs of Mid-Career Nurses in Ontario

January 1, 2011 | Website Admin Limited research has been directed towards the needs of the mid-career nurse. This research addresses the need to develop and implement policies directed towards the recruitment and retention of mid-career nurses in Ontario. Read More

Nurse Staffing, Interruptions in Nursing Practice, and Patient Safety Outcomes: Exploring the Systems Issues

February 1, 2010 | Website Admin This study is aimed at understanding the complex processes and interruptions in the nursing work environment that may contribute to patient safety incidents. Read More

Nurse Staffing, Interruptions in Practice, and Patient Safety Outcomes at the Hospital for Sick Children

January 1, 2010 | Website Admin This research examines interruptions in pediatric nurses’ work and the systems issues related to interruptions in pediatric nursing work. Read More

Nurse Staffing, Interruptions in Practice, and Patient Safety Outcomes

January 1, 2010 | Website Admin This research study is aimed at understanding the complex processes and interruptions in the nursing work environment that may contribute to patient safety incidents. Read More

Nurse Staffing Models, Resident Outcomes and System Cost Outcomes in Long-Term Care

January 2, 2009 | Website Admin In phase one, senior nursing and/or human resources personnel in each of the sample sites will be surveyed to determine the nurse staffing models and the level of knowledge and skill of the nursing staff mix employed in each of their facilities, and the individual strategies and efforts employed by their organization to enhance the long-term care knowledge and skill development of the nursing staff. Read More

An Understanding of Canadian-Trained Nurses in the U.S.

January 1, 2009 | Website Admin The purpose of phase one of this research is to gain an understanding of the Canadian-trained RNs in the U.S. Phase two aims to identify the basic motivations for emigration of Canadian nurses licensed to work in North Carolina, and to determine their interest in returning to Canada to work. Read More

Hospital Reports: 2002 and Beyond – Nursing Component

January 2, 2008 | Website Admin The overall purpose of the Nursing Report project was to introduce and structure a nursing perspective within the Hospital Reports series in Ontario. Read More

Quality Worklife Indicators for Nursing Practice Environments in Ontario: A Critical Synthesis of the Literature and Pilot Study of the Feasibility of Collecting Indicator Data

January 1, 2008 | Website Admin The purposes of this research were: (a) to conduct a critical review and analysis of the literature on input or structural variables in work settings that can be considered indicators of the quality of nurse’s work life in health care settings in Ontario, and (b) to conduct a pilot study to determine the feasibility of collecting data related to these indicators. Read More

Evaluation of Nursing Staff Mix and Staff Ratio Tools and Models

January 1, 2006 | Website Admin The objectives of the study were to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing staff mix and staff ratio tools; and to provide recommendations on how these tools contribute to the creation of appropriate workload for nurses. Read More

A Comparative Analysis of Models for Costing Nursing Services

January 1, 2005 | Website Admin The purpose of this research was to examine the costing methodology employed for nursing services in Ontario, and to evaluate its relationship to actual nursing services utilization in the health care sector. Read More

A Study of the Impact of Nursing Staff Mix Models & Organizational Change Strategies on Patient, System & Caregiver Outcomes

January 2, 2004 | Website Admin The Nursing Staff Mix Outcomes Study (NSMOS) was a province-wide research project that was designed to assess the impact of the composition and mix of nursing care staff in acute care teaching hospitals on patient, nurse and system outcomes. Read More

Examining Knowledge and Skill Requirements in Pediatric Home Care Nursing

January 1, 2004 | Website Admin The purpose of this research was to examine current approaches, and develop and test a new method for measuring nursing productivity in home care settings in Ontario, by evaluating its relationship to outcomes for the system and the patient. Read More

A Study of the Impact on Selected Patient, Nurse and System Outcomes of Different Staff Mix Alternatives and Work Designs

January 1, 2003 | Website Admin The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between staff mix models comprised of regulated staff (RNs and RPNs), regulated and unregulated staff (RNs and URWs), and nursing and quality outcomes. Read More

Nursing Report 2001 (Preliminary Study for Hospital Report 2001)

January 1, 2003 | Website Admin The overall purpose of the Nursing Report project was to introduce and structure a nursing perspective within the Hospital Reports series in Ontario. The first project objective aimed to identify evidence-based indicators representative of nursing care. Read More