How does job embeddedness contribute to nurse's desire to stay in their current role.

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Susan K. Steele-Moses, Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS)

First and Last Name: 
Susan K. Steele-Moses


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6 years 5 months
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Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 
  • Workforce Issues in Healthcare
  • Healthcare related Quality Outcomes
  • Lean Six Sigma Initiatives
  • How does job embeddedness contribute to nurse's desire to stay in their current role.
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Professional Bio: 
Currently serves as the Dean of the School of Health Professions at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. Dr. Steele-Moses has also served as the Director of Nursing Research and Scholarship at Our Lady of the Lake College as well as Clinical Research and the Program Director for Nursing Research at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She is lean six sigma green belt, lecturer at Southeastern Louisiana University and an Associate Faculty at the University of Phoenix. Dr. Steele-Moses's research focus relates to work force issues, quality outcome measures, behavioral health initiatives. She is proficient in quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods as well as SPSS and NVIVO .
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Nursing Research; Graduate Education
Masters Degree
Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Bachelors Degree
Academic Appointments: 
Associate Faculty
University of Phoenix
Honors and Awards: 
2010 Mentor of the Year: LSNA, Nightingale Awards
2009 Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year: LSNA, Nightingale Awards
2005-2007 Post-Doctoral Fellow: Walther Cancer Institute
2006 Executive and Professional Women in Nursing and Healthcare
1990 Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Nu Chapter
Professional Education: 
Professional Suffix: 
Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS)
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Type of Project: 

The purpose of this research study was to determine the effect that job embeddedness had on a nurse's desire to stay in their current role.  The project was completed at a major acute care facility in southeastern Louisiana.

Project Status: 
Project IRB Approved
Project Funding Description: 
Not funded
Boyer's Domain: 
workforce development