Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Evelyn T. Peterson


This is a case study of nurses' attitudes toward professional nurse role factors affecting decision-making in medication administration. This chapter includes an introduction to the problem, a statement of the problem, objectives of the study, the significance of the problem, definitions of terms pertinent to this study, variables and their operational definitions, and a summary statement.
The objectives of this study are to examine five selected role attitudes of nurses that may affect the specific decisions involved in floor stock system medication administration procedures. These selected role attitudes are frequency, complexity, importance, discretion, and search intensity. The theoretical and methodological frameworks utilized in this study, as well as the role attitude variables, are based on a previous study done by Hinshaw.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Medication errors

Number of Pages



South Dakota State University

Included in

Nursing Commons