Goal: Discuss the results of this study examining the importance of nurses' perceptions of the work environment and nurse and patient outcomes.
List the magnet characteristics defining attributes of the work environment that promote professional nursing practice.
Describe the relationship between the work environment and nurse turnover and intention to leave their jobs.
Explain the impact of dialysis work environment on patient satisfaction and hospitalization.
Acknowledgment: The authors would like to thank the Registered Nurses who participated in this research. Dr. Gardner would also like to acknowledge Dr. Raymond Hankin for his support of this research.
Note: The research was funded by Renal Care Group and was done in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree awarded to Jane K. Gardner on August 28, 2004 from Rush University, Chicago, IL. The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing education article.