The enemy within: Power and politics in the transition to nurse practitioner
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Author DetailsLorna MacLellan (a); Tracy Levett-Jones (a,b); Isabel Higgins (a, c, d) - (a) School of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, Ourimbah Campus, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia; (b) Research Centre for Health Professional Education, Australia; (c) BRICs Nursing and Midwifery Network, Hunter Medical Research Institute, Australia; (d) Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre, Hunter New England Local Health District, Australia
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
Lead Author AffliationThe University of New Castle, Ourimbah Campus, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
Level of EvidenceEthnography
Research ApproachQualitative Research
The purpose of the research reported in this paper was to explore the transition experiences of 10 newly endorsed nurse practitioners in Australia during their first year of practice. This paper focuses on power, control and political manoeuvring that negatively impacted the ׳nurse practitioners׳ transition. A qualitative approach using a modified version of Carspecken׳s five stage critical ethnography, informed by focused ethnography, was the methodology selected for this study. Methods included observations of practice, journaling, face to face and phone interviews which were recorded, transcribed and analysed thematically.
Date of Publication2016-02-15
Citation of Original PublicationMacLellan, L., Levett-Jones, T., & Higgins, I. (2016). The enemy within: Power and politics in the transition to nurse practitioner. NursingPlus Open, 2, 1–7. doi:10.1016/j.npls.2016.01.003
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