Organizational Culture and Climate for Promoting Innovativeness.
The Journal of Nursing Administration
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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore the experiences of nurse leaders and nurses in a hospital whose patient care mission was stated as innovation.
BACKGROUND: Nurses are critically positioned to provide creative and innovative solutions that make a difference in the lives of patients, organizations, communities, and the profession.
METHODS: This 2-phase qualitative study used a content analysis and thematic analysis approach to describe experiences and to generate a beginning conceptual framework of the experience.
RESULTS: Results from phase 1 and phase 2 of this study demonstrate that innovativeness in nursing is a multifaceted phenomenon consisting of workplace antecedents followed by a social process.
CONCLUSIONS: Nursing innovation requires organizational commitment to allow employees to inquire and question organizational practices and issues on behalf of the mission, patient care, and nursing practice.