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Travel Nurse Perceptions of Work Environment, Authentic Leadership, Well-Being, and Pandemic Impact

Published:April 01, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mnl.2022.03.007

      Abstract

      Travel nurse (TN) utilization has increased in the United States as both a staffing solution and a career choice. We studied the perceptions of TNs regarding their work environment, nurse leadership, and pandemic impact on practice and well-being. We found their well-being “at risk,” disagreement with the presence of a healthy work environment, and high pandemic impact, similar to the larger sample of 1700 US nurses. Authentic nurse leadership was present, signaling solid frontline leadership despite continued pandemic conditions. TNs should be embraced as members of the care team in our new world of dynamic nurse staffing.
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      Biography

      Rosanne Raso, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL, is vice president and chief nursing officer at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, in New York, New York. She can be reached at [email protected] Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP, is director at Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy, and Elizabeth Brooks Professor of Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio.