Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Emergency Management
College of Natural & Health Sciences
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Dean of Graduate College
Understanding and addressing the perception of fairness in scheduling and incentives lets the healthcare system administration tailor scheduling needs to the staff nurses, thereby creating an environment that improves job satisfaction, work-life balance, and increased retention. This study was a mixed-method research project using questionnaires to compare what motivated registered nurses to work according to the nurse’s perception and the nurse manager’s perception of fairness in scheduling, self-scheduling, and incentives. The findings from this study indicated staff registered nurses and nurse managers had similar responses, however, comments highlighted the importance of fairness as it relates to job satisfaction. Healthcare systems need to ensure consistency and fairness in scheduling processes, and continually evaluate the perceptions of their staff.
Workman, Alicia B., "A Mixed-Method Study Comparing Staff Nurse and Nurse Manager Perceptions of Fairness related to Scheduling, Self-Scheduling, and Scheduling Incentives as Motivators" (2022). ATU Theses and Dissertations 2021 - Present. 23.