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  1. Best, Maureen F. MEd, RN
  2. Thurston, Norma E. MSc, RN


Using the Index of Work Satisfaction and nurses' comments, a successful method has been established to provide nurse-sensitive quality indicator data and clarification of work life concerns after restructuring. Findings are being used to direct change for acute care nurses in one large regional health authority. The authors describe the job satisfaction components and their relationship to patient acuity and staff mix.