Nursing Home Patient Safety Culture Perceptions Among Licensed Practical Nurses

Susan H. Weaver, Pamela B. De Cordova, Arun Ravichandran, Edna Cadmus

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Background: Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) working in nursing homes are the primary licensed nurses providing care and ensuring patient safety in New Jersey. As such, it is important to understand LPNs' perception of patient safety culture (PSC) and job satisfaction, which may impact resident safety. Purpose: To describe the relationship between LPNs' perception of PSC in nursing homes and job satisfaction. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was used to survey LPNs in New Jersey. Results: LPNs working in nursing homes were less satisfied than LPNs working in other settings, and their perception of PSC was lower than that in 2019 national data report. Conclusion: LPNs in nursing homes indicated that PSC needs improvement. Now is an opportune time to implement initiatives to foster a culture of safety in nursing homes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-210
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Nursing


  • job satisfaction
  • licenses practical nurses
  • nursing homes
  • patient safety


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