Two nurses talking with old women sitting in wheelchair and smilingMOVIN shows statistically significant changes in ambulation frequency, distances, and staff documentation behaviors between pre-intervention to post intervention phases.​

  • This has been done through a mechanistic pathway that results in a shift in both nurse behaviors and unit culture​
  • These changes sustained for > 4 years on the intervention unit.
MOVIN was designed based on a systems model and real world experiences of nurses. MOVIN is applied at an inpatient unit level and is appropriate for any of the 6,210 hospitals in the United States.


  • King B, Steege L, Winsor K, VanDenbergh S, Brown C. (2016). Getting patients walking: A pilot study of MOVIN (Mobilizing Older adult patients Via a Nurse driven intervention). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(10): 2088-2094.
  • King B, Bowers B. (2011). How nurses decide to ambulate hospitalized older adults: Development of a conceptual model. The Gerontologist, 51:786-797
  • King B, Yoon J, Pecanac K, Brown R, Mahoney J. (2014). Frequency and duration of nursing care related to older patient mobility. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46 (1): 20-27
  • King B, Pecanac K, Krupp A, Liebzeit D, Mahoney J. Impact of Fall Prevention on Nurses and Care of Fall Risk Patients. Gerontologist. 2018 Mar 19;58(2):331-340. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw156. PMID: 28011591; PMCID: PMC5946811.