School Nurses’ Experiences of Organizational Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Publication date: Jan 30, 2024

School nurses encountered many workplace struggles while providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several struggles involved organizational support, including having sufficient time, resources, compensation, and school leadership support. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore the experiences of school nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic as they related to sufficient time to complete COVID-related activities, sufficient COVID-19 resources, compensation, and perceived organizational (school leadership) support. We obtained data from 1,564 National Association of School Nurses members regarding respondent characteristics, school characteristics, measures of organizational support, and qualitative perceived organizational support using a 17-question survey. Perceptions of having sufficient time to complete COVID-related tasks and infringement of these tasks on routine activities were worse for those with greater years of experience and education. Compensation for additional COVID-related work was more favorable for LPNs. School leaders should be aware of their role in bolstering organizational support and its impact.

Concepts Keywords
Education compensation
Nurses COVID-19 pandemic
Pandemic organizational support
Workplace resources
school nurse responsibilities
school nursing

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19 Pandemic
disease VO time

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