J Nurs Adm 2021 May;51(5):249-256
Author Affiliations: Assistant Professor (Dr Dierkes), Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Postdoctoral Fellow (Dr Schlak), School of Nursing, Columbia University, New York, New York; and Predoctoral Fellow (Ms French), Associate Director (Dr McHugh), and Director (Dr Aiken), Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether there are modifiable characteristics of nurses and hospitals associated with nurse specialty certification.
Background: Hospitals, nurses, and patients benefit from nurse specialty certification, but little actionable evidence guides administrators seeking higher hospital certification rates.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional, secondary data analysis of 20 454 nurses in 471 hospitals across 4 states. Read More