Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Lisa Hadadd

Committee Members

Sharon Loury, Myra Carew, Teresa Stephens, Abbas S. Tavakoli, Jean Croce-Hemphill


Aim. The aim of this study was to examine missed nursing care in the context of academic preparedness, years of experience, and job satisfaction and determine predictors of missed nursing care.

Background. Patient care that is omitted or delayed is known as missed nursing care. Failure to provide the necessary care interventions on time can lead to decreased patient outcomes. Academic preparation, the number of years of nursing experience, and job satisfaction can also play a pivotal role in patient outcomes. Limited studies have assessed academic preparedness and years of nursing experience on missed nursing care while also examining job satisfaction. It is currently unknown how missed nursing care relates to RN-BSN nurses.

Method. The MISSCARE survey was distributed electronically to members of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses. Descriptive, inferential analysis and regression analyses were conducted using the electronic survey results.

Results. One hundred sixty-eight registered nurses from across the United States were included in the sample for this study. Using the MISSCARE survey, results found there were no significant differences when examining academic preparation, years of experience, or job satisfaction on the amount of care missed at the bedside between ADN, RN-BSN, and traditional BSN nurses. Job satisfaction was the only predictor for missed nursing care, as nurses who are more satisfied are less likely to miss care.

Document Type

Dissertation - embargo


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