Nurse Practice Environment and Quality of Care in a Multigenerational Workforce
In recent years, the nurse practice environment included nurses from multigenerational [1, 2, 3, 4] presenting organizational hurdles as they collaborate on nursing teams [5, 6] that affected the quality of care they render. Thus, the present study was conducted to ascertain the relationship of nurse practice environment (NPE) and quality of care (QoC) in a multigenerational workforce. The Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PES-NWI; Lake, 2002) and KarenPersonnel Instrument (Lindgren & Andersson, 2010) were employed to measure the NPE and QoC, respectively. Data from randomly selected staff nurses (N=213) from two (2) private tertiary hospitals in Metro Manila were analyzed using Multiple Linear Regression (MLR). Results indicated that multigenerational workforce does not influence nurse practice environment and quality of care (β=0.004; p>0.05). Nonetheless, findings of this study could expectedly yield valuable insights that would assist nursing leaders to further examine the nurse practice environment so that nurses could function at the highest scope of clinical practice.
Keywords- nurse practice environment, quality of care, multigenerational workforce, and generational cohorts