This study examines nurse practitioner (NP) job satisfaction in Southern California. The factors examined in this study included demographic characteristics such as age, years in practice and income of patient population. Other factors examined were intra-practice partnership and collegiality; challenge/autonomy; professional, social and community interaction; professional growth; time and benefits.
The tool utilized in this study is the Misener Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction Scale (MNPJSS), a 44-item scale that allows NPs to rate their levels of satisfaction in a 6-point Likert scale.
Forty-nine participants took part in this study. Each participant was actively practicing as a primary care provider.
The findings from this study revealed that NPs are minimally satisfied to satisfied with their current positions. The NPs ranked their autonomy and their ability to provide quality patient care as the highest areas of satisfaction. They ranked limited opportunity for professional growth as the lowest areas of satisfaction.
|Advisor:||Kumrow, David E.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International|
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