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Home Healthcare Now

December 2003, Volume 21 Number 12 , p 812 - 817


  • Linda Flynn
  • Linda Flynn PhD, RN, BC


The demand for home care services is continuing to rise at such a rate that the home care nursing workforce will need to double by 2020. Struggling to recruit and retain an adequate clinician supply in the midst of a severe shortage, administrators may find help in the magnet hospital approach, which focuses on creating a professional practice environment. This study identified, in a national sample of home care nurses, organizational traits reported most important in supporting nurses’ professional practice and job satisfaction.

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