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Oncology Nurse Engagement: The Impact of a Management Education Program

Jemilat Siju
Mary L. Johansen
CJON 2019, 23(2), E39-E45 DOI: 10.1188/19.CJON.E39-E45

Background: Previous studies have demonstrated that a predictor of nurse engagement is a supportive work environment. Organizations that promote employee engagement have higher retention rates compared to their counterparts. The role of the nurse manager is critical to nursing engagement, and the principles of nurse engagement are teachable.

Objectives: The aim was to measure the impact of a nurse manager engagement education program on oncology nurse engagement.

Methods: The oncology nurses (n = 20) who report to the nurse managers (n = 3) completed a pre- and postintervention nurse engagement survey to assess the effectiveness of the nurse manager education program on engagement. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the results.

Findings: The results of the postintervention nurse engagement survey demonstrate that merely teaching nurse managers the principles of engagement is not enough to engage nurses. Further strategies are needed to improve nurse engagement.

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