Experiences of working as an advanced practice nurse in Finland - the substance of advanced nursing practice and promoting and inhibiting factors

Carola Wisur-Hokkanen, AL Glasberg, C Makela, Lisbeth Fagerström

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Abstract

Conclusion: The participants experienced both a personal inner transition and a role transition that were either supported or opposed. Vague or nonexistent definitions and concepts, insufficient knowledge, insufficient support and undefined roles hindered participants' role transition. Two main strategies should be employed. The first is the realisation of more strategic leadership and support from organisations on all management levels, including nursing organisations/unions, while the second is to more realistically prepare future advanced practice nurses for the challenges they will face, through mentorship programmes and continuous further training.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)793–802
Number of pages10
JournalScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • advanced nursing practice
  • content analyses
  • focus groups
  • holism
  • responsibility
  • role transition

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