Patient satisfaction is closely linked to the number of nurses on wards, according to a study led by Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing, published in the journal BMJ Open. In a Penn Nursing news release, Aiken is quoted discussing the details of the recent article "Patient satisfaction with hospital care and nurses in England: an observational study".
The Nell J. Watts Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Award is given to a Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing member who has demonstrated exemplary achievements in nursing throughout his or her lifetime. Linda H. Aiken is director and founder of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at Penn’s School of Nursing. Its RN4CAST, one of the center’s projects and based on her research, is the largest study of its kind on nursing care and patient outcomes in the US, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia, and Chile. It has been implemented in 30 countries and funded by many sources, including the National Institutes of Health and the European Commission.
Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 1973