Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Diffusion of Innovations-Informed Knowledge Translation Strategy to Implement Optimal Safe Nursing Workforce Policy in Practice


University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


CEO, Center for Econometric Optimization in the Nursing Workforce, Seoul, Republic of Korea


School of Information Convergence, Kwangwoon University College of Software and Convergence, Seoul, Republic of Korea


Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, School of Industrial Management and Safety Engineering, Korea National University of Transportation College of Engineering, Chungju-si, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea


Department of Industrial Engineering, Gazi University Faculty of Engineering, Ankara, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2022; 30: 92-99
DOI: 10.5152/fnjn.2022.21122
Read: 1043 Downloads: 572 Published: 04 March 2022

AIM: This study aims to develop a free, limited-edition workshop as an effective knowledge translation strategy to enhance nurse leader-perceived self-efficacy for competence using Park’s Sweet Spot Theory and to evaluate its effectiveness over time.

METHOD: This is a study showing the process of developing a study protocol and its details.

RESULTS: A 2-day workshop was developed for innovators and early adopters among nurse leaders with a macro-level influence based on Rogers’s diffusion of innovations theory, which consists of an introduction of Park’s Sweet Spot Theory, hands-on experience, a summary session, and a presentation of a certificate of completion. The workshop will be held at the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing, using the “enabling blends” mode. A hybrid design of comparative effectiveness research and analysis of change will be utilized to assess nurse leader-perceived self-efficacy.

CONCLUSION: This protocol is significant as the first step in providing scientific rationales on how to effectively implement new knowledge—optimal safe nurse staffing levels derived from Park’s Sweet Spot Theory—into the right (safe yet efficient) nursing workforce policy-making to alleviate global nursing shortages.

Cite this article as: Park, C. S., Lee, S., Kim, H., & Kabak, M. (2022). Diffusion of innovations-informed knowledge translation strategy to implement optimal safe nursing workforce policy in practice. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 30(1), 92-99.

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