Differences in Innovative Behavior Among Hospital-Based Registered Nurses


Jose J. Dy Bunpin, Susan Chapman,  Mary Blegen and Joanne Spetz

Mar. 30, 2016

The 2010 Institute of Medicine report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change,Advancing Health," advocated for nurses to innovate in their practice, research, and education. However, little is known about the innovative behavior of registered nurses or whether there are differences in innovative behavior among registered nurses. The purpose of this article is to describe the innovative behavior of hospital-based registered nurses and understand the differences in innovative behavior when registered nurses are categorized into various demographic groups. Hospital-based registered nurses, on average, reported moderate levels of innovative behavior. There were statistically significant differences in innovative behavior when registered nurses were categorized according to specialty certification, role, level of education, hospital size, and hospital innovativeness.

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