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Understanding RN and LPN Patterns of Practice in Nursing Homes

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Corazzini, KN; Anderson, RA; Mueller, C; Hunt-Mckinney, S; Day, L; Porter, K
Published in: Journal of Nursing Regulation
April 1, 2013

Understanding how nurse regulators can ensure optimal registered nurse-licensed practical/vocational nurse (RN-LPN) collaborations for patient safety and care quality is critically important.To aid this understanding, researchers conducted a comparative, multiple-case study on RN and LPN practice in the areas of assessment, care planning, supervision, and delegation in two states, Minnesota and North Carolina. The researchers identified three factors that differentiated nursing practice patterns in nursing homes: the quality of the connections between RNs and LPNs, the degree of interchangeability between RNs and LPNs, and RN-to-LPN staffing ratios. Findings indicate several levers for improving RN-LPN collaborations and the capacity to provide higher quality care.

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Journal of Nursing Regulation

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2155-8264

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2155-8256

Publication Date

April 1, 2013

Volume

4

Issue

1

Start / End Page

14 / 18

Related Subject Headings

  • 1110 Nursing
 

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Corazzini, K. N., Anderson, R. A., Mueller, C., Hunt-Mckinney, S., Day, L., & Porter, K. (2013). Understanding RN and LPN Patterns of Practice in Nursing Homes. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 4(1), 14–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2155-8256(15)30173-3
Corazzini, K. N., R. A. Anderson, C. Mueller, S. Hunt-Mckinney, L. Day, and K. Porter. “Understanding RN and LPN Patterns of Practice in Nursing Homes.” Journal of Nursing Regulation 4, no. 1 (April 1, 2013): 14–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2155-8256(15)30173-3.
Corazzini KN, Anderson RA, Mueller C, Hunt-Mckinney S, Day L, Porter K. Understanding RN and LPN Patterns of Practice in Nursing Homes. Journal of Nursing Regulation. 2013 Apr 1;4(1):14–8.
Corazzini, K. N., et al. “Understanding RN and LPN Patterns of Practice in Nursing Homes.” Journal of Nursing Regulation, vol. 4, no. 1, Apr. 2013, pp. 14–18. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S2155-8256(15)30173-3.
Corazzini KN, Anderson RA, Mueller C, Hunt-Mckinney S, Day L, Porter K. Understanding RN and LPN Patterns of Practice in Nursing Homes. Journal of Nursing Regulation. 2013 Apr 1;4(1):14–18.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of Nursing Regulation

DOI

EISSN

2155-8264

ISSN

2155-8256

Publication Date

April 1, 2013

Volume

4

Issue

1

Start / End Page

14 / 18

Related Subject Headings

  • 1110 Nursing