Nursing Article Review

Nursing Article Review

Commenting on a research article can be a tedious process. However, a practice of this kind is vital since it opens one to the world of the researcher and forges new understanding about the research methods utilized. That said, this discussion aims to review the main components of a nursing article.


The title of this study is appropriate since it has the required length and summarizes the essence of this research. Furthermore, it introduces one on the study variables involved for this study (nursing staffing, satisfaction, and retention). There are relationships among the three variables and thus a reason enough to suggest the relevance of the title.

Executive Summary

Given that the aim of an executive summary of research is to provide a brief and precise overview of the main research contents, the same is manifest in this case. It contains all the necessary details about this research and meets the requirement of word count without any omissions.


The initial chapter of this article begins by building on the background of the study. Such a development is vital in enhancing the comprehension of the research question among individuals reading the article. Its research question is appropriate since it has the support of other studies that relate to the chosen study variables. Besides, it is researchable given the existence of supporting literature.

Statement of the Problem

Concerning the problem statement, this study illustrates the magnitude of the problem in an explicit way. The need of addressing this challenge is thus apparent and has a significant advantage if addressed. Such is the case due to the negative outcomes because of the challenges in nursing staffing, satisfaction, and retention. Thus, this problem proves its significance to the nursing profession since it is indisputable its role in adding more concepts to the existing body of knowledge.

Hypotheses/ Research Questions

The researcher stated the two research questions clearly. The research questions are as follows (is there is a relationship between nursing staffing and job satisfaction? Is there a relationship between job satisfaction and retention?). On the contrary, the hypothesis of the research is also evident in the study (relationship exists between nursing staffing, satisfaction, and retention)

Literature Review

The literature reviewed is credible given that it complies with the use of current sources. Also, the information is this section is in a logical structure that enhances readability.   However, the researcher fails to indicate the gap noted from the literature reviewed concerning the tested phenomenon.

Conceptual/ Theoretical Framework

The study fails to provide both a theoretical and conceptual frameworks that guide this study. The rationale for such absenteeism is not present.


Research Design

The researcher chose a correlational quantitative research design, which is appropriate in this case, given that it facilitated the researchers to find out the relationship between the study variables (nursing staffing, satisfaction, and retention).

Population and Sample

The study gives comprehensive information about the sample and the population. A case in point is the identification of the procedures used to select the eligible study participants. That notwithstanding, it points out the exclusion and inclusion criteria for the study. However, it fails to address how the researcher of this study settled for the decision of the sample size of this study.

Data Collection and Measurement

The survey method for data collection, in this case, is appropriate because it facilitated the process of acquiring all information relating to the research variables simultaneously (nursing staffing, satisfaction, and retention).


A detailed account of the methods used in seeking participation from the study respondents is evident (an invitation through the social platform).  Also, the researcher gives an in-depth assessment of the instruments (survey tool) used. Lastly, the tools used were highly reliable and maintained validity as noted in the study.


Data analysis

The study relied on SPSS to analyze its data using descriptive statistics and statistical calculations. The analysis method chosen for the study is appropriate for the correlational quantitative research design. To enhance validity, the researcher set the statistical level of significance value at below 0.05 for a two- tailed test.


The results of the study are consistent with data collected. The primary method of presenting the results is a table. The results are generalizable since a maximum participation of respondents to the study.


Interpretation of findings

Primarily, the research connects the findings to the literature reviewed as a way of justifying its claim. A reference of this kind shows this study’s commitment to good discussion strategies of research findings.


The study concludes with citing the implications for future studies. The implications are made from the findings made from this study.

Global Issues


The study uses various ways of presenting data. It is also well drafted and constructed. Consequently, these factors facilitate its readability.

Researcher credibility

The researcher indicates the affiliated institution, which is credible. Also, there is no sign propagating personal interest. Therefore, the researcher is credible as it stands.

Summary assessment

In overall terms, the research adheres to most elements of an ideal study. Besides, it uses elaborate terms and methods to explain its ideologies. The exemptions are negligible and have a little if any effect on the credibility of this study. In summary, the implications from this research state the need for change in practice if nursing shortage is to be non-existent.








Hairr, D. C., Salisbury, H., Johannsson, M., & Redfern-Vance, N. (2014). Nurse staffing and the relationship to job satisfaction and retention. Nursing Economic$32(3), 142-147.