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Purpose: This descriptive correlational research aimed to examine the correlation between head nurses’ shared vision and adoption process of vision for implementation of registered nurses as perceived by registered nurses in general hospitals, southern Thailand.
Design: Descriptive correlation research
Method: The sample comprised a group of 364 registered nurses who had at least one year work experience with the current head nurses and were working in general hospitals. Sample by simple random. Instruments for collecting data comprised the questionnaire related to head nurses’ shared vision (QHNSV) which consisted of 5 stages based on Smith’s concept of shared vision (1994); and the questionnaire related to adoption process of vision for implementation of registered nurses’ (QAPVIRN) based on Rogers’ theory diffusion of innovation (1995). The QHNSV and the QAPVIRN were validated yielding a value of CVI of 0.84 and 0.88 respectively. The instruments’ reliability was tested by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient yielding alphas for the QHNSV of 0.98 and for the QAPVIRN of 0.97. Data were analyzed by percentage, mean, standard deviation and Pearson correlation.
Result and Implication: The overall mean score of head nurses’ shared vision and registered
nurses’ adoption process of vision for implementation were a high level. In addition, head nurses’ shared vision as perceived by registered nurses and registered nurses’ adoption
process of vision for implementation showed significant positive high correlation (r = 0.71, p < 0.01). These results could be the basic data for collaboration in excellence leading the nursing division.